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The Bali Memorial commemorates Western Australians who died, or were injured, in the Bali terrorist attacks on 12 October 2002. 16 Western Australians lost their lives. It honours the courage and support provided by many individual volunteers and organisations following the incident. It was officially dedicated on 12 October 2003.

The 2002 Bali bombings occurred on 12 October 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The attack killed 202 people (including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, 27 Britons, 7 Americans, 6 Swedish citizens and 3 Danish citizens). A further 240 people were injured.


Address:Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.957208
Long: 115.844501
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:Donaldson & Warn (architects), Sally Morgan (text)
Artist:David Jones (Artist), Kevin Draper (art work)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th October, 2003
Front Inscription

The Bali Memorial

12 October, 2002

In the shadow of our sorrow we find a light,
With the dawn comes hope,
With the setting sun, time to heal

Peter Carlo Basioli
Matthew Lucas Bolwerk
Jenny Corteen
Jane Corteen
Andrew Maurice Dobson
Dean Richard Gallagher
Byron John Hancock
Nicole Maree Harrison
Carol Johnstone
Corey James Paltridge
David Cameron Ross
Lee Anthony Sexton
Anthony Scott Stewart
Jason Terrence Stokes
Tracy Ann Thomas
Jonathon (Jono) Wade

1 October, 2005
Brendan James Fitzgerald

Back Inscription

The Bali Memorial
On 12 October 2002 terrorism claimed the lives of 202 people on the Indonesian Island of Bali.  Of these 88 were Australians including 16 Western Australians.  Many more were injured.

We remember the lost, comfort the injured and honour those who assisted in this time of need.

This is a place of reflection for all those who have experienced loss and grief.

The main axis of the memorial aligns with the sunrise on 12 October each year when the dawn`s light will pass through the memorial space to illuminate the commemorative plaque.  A second axis provides a focused view of the Australian flag, Swan River and the Darling Ranges.

Inscription in Proximity

Through the seasons of this land we remember them

We honour the endurance of those who survived

We cherish the spirit and unity of all those who came to help

May you find serenity in this sacred place


Source: MA
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