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The monument commemorates those who served in the Korean War. 

The Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War Two. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1956. Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead.


Address:Cochranes Road, Waurn Ponds Memorial Reserve, Waurn Ponds, 3216
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.206948
Long: 144.272765
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th July, 2001
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Korean War

1950 - 1953       1953 - 1956
Active service     Peacekeeping

Dedicated to the Australian service men and women who served in Korea and to those who gave their lives in the defence Of Freedom

Served 17000 - Wounded 1216 - Prisoners of War 29 - Killed in Action 339

Freedom is not free

Korea Veterans Association of Australia Inc

4 July 2010

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au