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The "Australia Remembers" plaque commemorates those who served in the Borneo confrontation between 1963 to 1966. 

The Indonesian–Malaysian confrontation or Borneo confrontation was a violent conflict from 1963–66 that stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. The creation of Malaysia was the amalgamation of the Federation of Malaya (now West Malaysia), Singapore and the crown colony/British protectorates of Sabah and Sarawak (collectively known as British Borneo, now East Malaysia) in September 1963.

The British and Malaysian Armed Forces provided a significant element of the effort with parts being played by the other member nations (Australia and New Zealand) from the combined Far East Strategic Reserve stationed then in West Malaysia and Singapore.

By August 1966, following Indonesian President Suharto's rise to power, a peace agreement finally took effect as Indonesia accepted the existence of Malaysia.

"Australia Remembers, 1945-1995" was a program of activities organised by the Federal Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. 


Address:High Street, Templestowe Memorial Reserve, Templestowe, 3106
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.7574
Long: 145.118947
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:10-October-1963
Actual Event End Date:01-October-1966


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

In honour of the men & women who served Australia in time of conflict during Borneo

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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