“When you go home, tell them of us, and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.”

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.