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Australian Ex Prisoners of War Memorial
Australian Ex Prisoners of War Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Peter F Williams

The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial features a granite wall listing the names of Australian Prisoners of War (POW).  It was declared the first military monument of national significe outside of Canberra by an Act or the Commonwealth Parliament in 2008

The listing is by surname and initials and shown by war. Between the Boer War (1899-1902) and the Korean War in the 1950`s 34,737 Australian servicemen and women (59 World War Two nurses) were incarcerated in prisoner-of-war camps.

The long pathway of the monument is designed to create a visual perspective of the large distances that Australians travelled to the various conflicts.  The paving is shaped like railway sleepers in recognition of the role that railways and railway journeys were relevant to many prisoners of war.


Address:Wendouree Parade & Carlton Street, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.553296
Long: 143.821607
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:Peter Blizzard
Monument Manufacturer:Alan Morton & Peter Dunn (Architects , Ballarat,VIC) , H. Troon (Ballarat,VIC)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 6th February, 2004
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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