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17-October-2016
17-October-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter Williams

The Korean War Memorial Site commemorates those who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1956.

The site was developed within Royal Park by the Korean Veterans Tasmania and the Launceston City Council for the use of the public. 

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.

Location

Address:Paterson Road, Royal Park , Launceston , 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.437884
Long: 147.131477
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1956

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque:
Korea

Korea Veterans Tasmania

This Korean War Memorial Site was developed in co-operation with the Launceston City Council by members of the Korea Veterans Tasmania for the use of the Public. Also to honour the memory of those who saw service in the Korean War 1950 - 1956. 

Approximately 17,000 Australians served, 339 lost their lives, 1216 were wounded and 29 taken prisoner. 

It was the first occasion when members of the United Nations had been called upon to repel armed attack and to restore international peace and secirity. 

Lest We Forget
 

Source: MA
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