The Korean War Memorial is located at the northern end of Moore Park. It commemorates the Australian and Korean veterans of the Korean War (1950–1953) in which 339 Australians and 230,000 South Koreans died.
It is a memorial that honours a friendship forged through war, between two different countries, cultures and communities. The memorial is a place that remembers the war with dignity and in so doing honours the hope of future peace. It is a place of significance; a place that brings people together for ceremonies and cross-cultural celebrations, and will remain accessible to all Park users.
The memorial design was the result of a design competition held in 2007. Development approval was obtained from the Council of the City of Sydney. The memorial was being funded jointly by the NSW Government, Korean Government, Veterans groups and the Korean community of Sydney.
The NSW Korean War Memorial was officially dedicated on 26 July 2009 by Mr Graeme West MP, Minister assisting the Premier on Veterans Affairs, Mr Yang Kim, Minister for Patriots and Veterans Affairs, Republic of Korea, Mr Woong-nam Kim, Consul General, Republic of Korea, Veterans groups and the Korean community of Sydney.
The memorial features a circular stone wall enclosing the site symbolising 'strength', a central pathway based on the taeguk or yin and yang symbol found on the South Korean flag symbolising 'commemoration', a field of metal sculptures based on the Korean national flower, the Rose of Sharon, symbolising 'regeneration' and polished concrete blades representing the rugged mountains of Korea representing 'remembrance'.
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