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The plaque 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.

Note: The dates on the plaque differ to the dates listed for the war and include the Australian presence in Korea from the start of the war until peacekeeping forces ceased in the area. 


Address:Tarwin & Elgin Streets, Roundabout, Morwell, 3840
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.239699
Long: 146.397112
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 25th April, 2006
Front Inscription


In honour of those who served and in memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice serving Australia

The Korean War  27th June 1950 - 19th April 1956 

Lest We Forget



Right Side Inscription


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