Australian Capital Territory

Get To Know About Australian Capital Territory Memorials

There is no race of persons or country without a history. And as far as histories are concerned, place and event are indispensable. Generally, there is no history without three basic factors. These factors are time, place and event. Without these factors, history cannot be said to be complete. Thus, for every history to be complete, place, time and events play significant roles.

Over the years, the Australian community has experienced several wars and conflicts. These wars and conflicts have shaped the life of Australians as well as the Australian community. With the death of a lot of people and military officers who served during the war, it is important that the present-day Australians have deep knowledge about the courage and sacrifice these individuals made to protect their fellow citizens and the Australian community at large.

It is necessary that we get you acquainted with the significance of Australian Capital Territory as far as these histories of war and conflicts are concerned in Australia. You cannot give a well-detailed account of the history of Australian war and conflict times without making reference to Australian Capital Territory. This is because of the important objects and memorials that are common in this region of the country. The region has objects and artifacts that remind every Australian of the war times.

There are several monuments and memorials in this part of the country that are related to Australian war history.  These memorials remind us of the courage and sacrifice of people, both civilians and military officers, who lost their lives during the war. Some of these memorials are discussed in the paragraphs below.

ACT Memorial: The ACT memorial is one of the memorial sites in Australian Capital Territory that has proved the significance of its existence. It was established on August 10 2006, and it is located in London Circuit. The purpose of the ACT memorials is significant in Australian Capital Territory. It is put in place in order to honour the women and men that have sacrificially served in different peacekeeping and conflict resolutions missions all around the world. These men and women are usually those associated with Australian Capital Territory.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is another memorial site that holds great importance to Australian Capital Territory. It dates back to 1942 when it was established and located in Treloar Crescent. This Memorial is used to honour supporting organisations and armed forces who partook or died in the war that involved Australia’s Commonwealth, and other conflicts that involved Australian colonies’ personnel before Federation.

FESR War Memorial

The FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve) war memorial is one of the memorials still in the stage of negotiations. When finished, the Memorial will serve the purpose of reminding Australians of the sacrifice and service of the women and men that served FESR between 1955 and 1966 during the time of the Malayan Emergency and the time of the Indonesia Confrontation.

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