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60th Anniversary of the Korean War : 04-March-2012
60th Anniversary of the Korean War : 04-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree planted by The Little Angels Korean Folk Ballet commemorates the Australian service personnel 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:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:26-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th November, 2010
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Korean War      1950 - 1953  
Peacekeeping  1953 - 1956

This tree was planted by the Little Angels Korean Folk Ballet during their Australian tour to honour the sacrifice and bravery of the Australian forces who fought to defend a people they never met and a nation they never knew.

60th anniversary year of the Korean War  
19th November 2010

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