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The eight plaques bear the names of the Australian medical doctors who tended to the needs of P.O.W.'s of the Japanese.

Recorded here are the names of the Australian medical doctors who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War Two and those who tended to the needs of their fellow prisoners. The 22 railway sleepers represent over 22,000 Australian men and women captured by the Japanese. The 8 steps with plaques represent the 8,000 who perished during captivity. The metal spikes in the sleepers are from the original Burma-Thailand Railway.

This memorial was erected with the funds spontaneously donated by the people of Australia and organisations in the United Kingdom, Japan and New Zealand. The bronze for the sculpture was donated by Western Mining Corporation ltd. and the plaque bronze was donated by Arrow Engraving and Foundry.


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