ANZAC Square South-West Pacific Memorial
The memorial consists of almost life-size bronze figures, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in the South-West Pacific during the Second World War. The figures represent two contrasts: a wounded Australian soldier being supportedby Papuan man, probably in search of medical treatment. The 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels' were essential to the war effort and could always be depended upon. The other figure is that of a young, strong, reolute 'Digger', walking the opposite way, probably in the direction of battle. The stark contrasts of the figures in this memorial provide a clear insight into the service and sacrifice of Queenslanders in the war, especially Kokoda and other signifcant battles within Papua New Guinea.
The addition of mosiacs and bronzed artifacts and ephemera, add to the personalised nature of the memorial.
This memorial is part of a group of memorials situated at Anzac Square, Brisbane. A map is available.
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- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Commemorative services held
The memorial is utilised in commemorative events in ANZAC Square.
- Additional information
- South-West Pacific Memorial, (29 August 1992) was unveiled by Alderman Jim Soorley, Lord Mayor of Brisbane. Mosaics and memorabilia were added around base in 1993.
- Recorded by
- To be confirmed
- Date recorded
- 2 April 2009
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