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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Moving monument

A touching memorial located adjacent to the Botanic Garden. A lasting memorial to the often... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diane W
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Adelaide, Australia
Very moving

Now that our children are older and learning about the sacrifice that their grandparents made for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Zephyr329
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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"men and women"
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"fitting tribute"
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"moving tribute"
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"beautiful tribute"
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"black granite"
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"botanic gardens"
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"sobering reminder"
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"stone pillars"
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"sobering place"
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"worked so hard"
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"pay respect"
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"lake wendouree"
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"fallen soldiers"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A touching memorial located adjacent to the Botanic Garden. A lasting memorial to the often forgotten victims.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Now that our children are older and learning about the sacrifice that their grandparents made for them to have the life and benefits they have now we decided to take them to the memorial. When explained what these soldiers went through my daughter and youngest...More

Thank Zephyr329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite small but very respectful and well maintained, and is on par with what you would expect from the war memorial in Canberra. I even found one of my distant relatives listed. Situated right near the tramway museum & botanic gardens & Lake Wendouree,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to find the name of a schoolmate's dad who was prisoner of the Japanese. It was good to take a picture of his name and send it to those close to him who may not get to come to Ballarat. I felt proud...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It made me think just how many lives were lost from Australia, as well as the rest of the world. It is near a lake so you can have a good walk and see the water birds at the same time.

Thank dorothy m
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

There was one big obelix with four flags. At the back,there were several obelix. One had fallen. All the names of those who were Ex-Prisoners were indicated on walls of names. They must have been in the 100000s at least. I was proud that they...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is a nice stop to add to your itinerary. Especially for us as we have Australian family links. Nice touch.

Thank Singapore_stunner
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Well worth a visit, especially when you have relatives involved in the War, and a great learning tool for the younger generation

Thank Fay H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It contains the name of every Australian prisoner of war. Very moving and beautifully done. A very worthwhile stop on any visit to Ballarat.

Thank C_and_J_Lewis
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This very tasteful tribute to those who gave so much for the wonderful life we live today. I congratulate those who initiated this memorial. Thank you.

Thank SHIRLEY C
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Beryl C
3 February 2018|
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Response from Madmick1962 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there travellers There’s a large car park just across the road next to the lake Cheers Alex
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