Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander War Memorial Inscription


Author: Australian War Memorial

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen fought and died for Australia,  They have served in every conflict and most peacekeeping missions in which Australia has been involved from the Boer War until the present day.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have served in defence of our country, but service policies have not always provied the opportunity for them to identify their cultural heritage on enlistment.

This memorial is sited on the land of the Kaurna people adjacent to the River Torrens: Karrawirra Pari-ityangka "in the vicinity of the red forest gum river", to recognise and commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have served Australia.

Today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen continue to represent their people and their country as valued members of the Australian Defence Force.

Lest We Forget

Dedicated by Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Marjorie Anne Tripp formerly WRANS

10 November 2013


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