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Bali Memorial
Bali Memorial

Photographs supplied by Peter F Wiliams

The monument commemorates seven women of the Sutherland Shire who were killed in the Bali Bomb blast.

In October 2002 a bomb blast devastated the nightclub district in the resort town of Kuta Beach on the island of Bali, Indonesia. A total of 202 people lost their lives as a result of the blast and over 300 were injured. Of the 88 Australians who died in the blast, seven lived in Sutherland Shire. They were: Charmaine Whitton, Jodi Wallace, Jodie O`Shea, Michelle Dunlop, Renae Anderson, Simone Hanley, and Francoise Dahan.


Address:Kingsway , Peryman Square, Cronulla, 2230
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.051575
Long: 151.154989
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:12-October-2002
Actual Event End Date:12-October-2002
Designer:Chris Bennetts & Ishi Buki Sandstone Sculptures


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th September, 2003
Front Inscription

"Shortly before midnight on Saturday 12 October 2002, a devastating terrorist attack was triggered at the beachside town of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. Two massive bombs exploded in quick succession outside the Sari Club and in Paddy`s Bar.

The blast and fires killed 202 people and injured hundreds of others. Most of the victims were young holiday-makers with 88 Australians killed, including 7 from Sutherland Shire".

                     Bali Memorial 

                    "THE SEED"
      by Ishi Buki Sandstone Sculptures

"This memorial was inspired by the seed and foliage of the Banksia robur, a beautiful plant indigenous to the Sutherland Shire.

"The seed design was chosen to symbolise renewal, resilience and regeneration. The flow of water signifies the healing and cleansing qualities of water – the force of life.

Officially unveiled by the Mayor of Sutherland Shire, Councillor Phil Blight, on 28 September 2003."


Inscription in Proximity

( Poem Plaque )

          "Our Girls"

"Seven young girls set off for fun
To relax and soak in some Bali sun
But the news broke out and rang in our ears
Our girls had been killed and we cried many tears.
We wish we had known that that "goodbye" would be our last.
How could we have known that your future would be our past?
How do we right this terrible wrong?
For all of you we must stay strong.
We will try to move our lives forward as our goal.
You will always remain deep in our hearts and soul."

Written by the families of those lost.

This plaque also carries photos of the seven women.


Source: MA
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