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10-December-2020
10-December-2020
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The plaque commemorates the Armenian Genocide and was unveiled on the 95th anniversary of the event.  The Armenian Genocide was recognised in the Legislative Council of South Australia on March 25, 2009 and then recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian, and Pontian Genocides by the Government of South Australia took place on April 30, 2009.

The Armenian Genocide also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, by Armenians, as the Great Crime refers to the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War One.  

It was implemented through wholesale massacres and deportations, with the deportations consisting of forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees. The total number of resulting Armenian deaths is generally held to have been between one and one and a half million.

Location

Address:82 Kintore Avenue, Memorial Wall, Migration Museum, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.919781
Long: 138.601777
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide
Approx. Event Start Date:1915
Approx. Event End Date:1916

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th April, 2010
Front Inscription

This plaque is dedicated to the memory of the one and a half million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 - 16 and its aftermath committed by the Ottoman State, and in gratitude to the people of South Australia and Rev. James Cresswell for their significant contribution to "The Armenian Relief Fund", Australia`s first major international humanitarian relief effort, to save the survivors.

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, 24 April 2010

Armenian Cultural Association of South Australia Inc.

Source: MA
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