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The Bambi Kindergarten Memorial Garden was dedicated in memory of those who were missing in action during the Korean War.

In 1997 a memorial plaque, for 22 soldiers reported "Missing in Action" during the Korean War (1950-1953), was unveiled by the honourable Bronwyn Bishop, the Minister for Defence, Industry, Science & Personnel at that time. The plaque honours the 22 soldiers whose bodies were never recovered and now remain in graves somewhere in the Korean battlefields.

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: In 2005 the land on which the kindergarten stands was sold by the Defence Department for redevelopment. The memorial plaque was to be preserved at another site.


Address:Stevens Road, Bambi Kindergarten, Ingleburn, 2565
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.974036
Long: 150.855556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th October, 1997
Front Inscription


We Remember The Korean War,
Those Who Came Home,
Those Who Couldn't And Those Whose Fate Is Still Unknown
  In This Memorial Garden,
A Place Of Peace And Love.

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Unveiled By The Honourable Bronwyn Bishop MP.
 12 October 1997.

Source: NRWM, MA
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