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06-October-2021 (John Huth)
06-October-2021 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth
The artistic arch and pillars commemorate animals in war. The artwork features the purple poppy which remembers animals that died during conflict. 

Animals have played a very significant role in assisting our defence forces over the years and the arch is to show support for the many dogs, horses, mules, donkeys, camels and pigeons who have bravely served Australia. The recognition of animals in war is not new as three pigeons had been awarded the Dickin Medal- the equivalent of a Victoria Cross - in World War One and a British mine detection dog in Afghanistan has also received the same award.


Address:Gordon Street, Memorial Park, Aramac, 4726
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.971557
Long: 145.244109
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Arch
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription
Animals in War      Lest We Forget
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au