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50th Anniversary of the Korean War : 10-March-2013
50th Anniversary of the Korean War : 10-March-2013
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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of 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:Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, 3145
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.877078
Long: 145.038317
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:27-July-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th August, 2000
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Korean War

This plaque was unveiled by Mr Kevin Hayes VATC Chairman and Mr Victor Dey President - Korean Veterans
Association of Australia Inc.

Sunday 20 August 2000
Caulfield Racecourse

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