South Sea Islander War Memorial
South Sea Islanders Hall, The Lagoons,Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens,Nebo Road
Mackay West QLD 4740
Brass plaque attached to granite boulder, listing a Roll of Honour of South Sea Islanders from the Mackay District who served in the First World War, Second World War, Malaya and Vietnam.
Of the 22 names listed two servicemen paid the supreme sacrifice and were killed in action: WWII (1); Vietnam (1).
SOUTH SEA ISLANDER
WORLD WAR 1 WORLD WAR 2 MALAYA VIETNAM
[1 NAME] [14 NAMES] [1 NAME] [6 VIETNAM]
LEST WE FORGET
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
- Vietnam War, 1962–1972
- Memorial type
- Commemorative services held
An afternoon ANZAC Day Service is held at the memorial.
- Additional information
South Sea Islanders have fought besides other Australians and suffered the harsh indignities as Prisoners Of War. They have played their part as national servicemen, and paid the supreme sacrifice on the battlefield.
On 25th August 1994, the South Sea Islanders were recognised by the Australian Government as a distinctive ethnic group. On the 2nd Anniversary (1996) of that significant event, the memorial was unveiled by the Mackay Deputy Mayor & Charlie Tonga, a Second World War veteran and listed on the memorial.
- Recorded by
- Glen Hall, Mackay Historical Society
- Date recorded
- 5 March 2009
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