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Korean War Memorial

Memorial Cross Reserve

PHOTO: Mount Macedon Memorial Cross from the air. Photo by local photographer Adam Neylon
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Korean War Memorial

The plaque commemorates Australian service men and service women who served in the Korean War.

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 Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the Peoples 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.

How to get to Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial is located just inside the Memorial Cross Gatehouse.

Memorial Cross Reserve

The Mount Macedon War Memorial Reserve was created in 1995 when the Memorial Cross was rebuilt.

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