About The Memorial
Located in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Dedicated: February 6th, 2004
To acknowledge the pain and suffering that all Prisoners of War endured during their time in captivity, to commemorate the thousands of mates left behind and to acknowledge the sacrifice of families during wartime
Number of Australian Ex-POWs represented:: 36,000 plus
Artist: Peter Blizzard, Sculptor
Materials Used: Natural Stone-Basalt and Granite
Cost: $1.8 million for commission and construction of Memorial and the etching of 35,000 names on 130 metre long granite wall.