Netherlands & Netherlands East Indies WWII Memorial Brisbane

The monument commemorates the men and women of the Netherlands who joined in the defence of Australia from 1941 to 1945 during World War Two.

On Friday 3 November 2017, the monument was rededicated at Memorial Corner in Roma Street Parkland.  It was relocated from its former location at Queen’s Place (corner Alice and George Streets, Brisbane) due to the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development.

Location:  Roma Street Parklands, Memorial Corner, Brisbane, 4000

Texts on the plaques:

  • This memorial recognizes those men and women from The Netherlands and the Netherlands East Indies, who joined the people of Australia in the defence of their country in the years 1941 – 1945 – “ Opdat Wij Niet Vergeten”
  • “The Royal Netherlands Navy and Naval Air Service
  • The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army
  • The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force
  • The Netherlands Merchant Navy
  • The civilian population of the Dutch East Indies
  • “Ende dispereert niet”. This plaque commemorates the dedication of the Netherlands and Netherlands East Indies Memorial on Friday 3 November 2017

This memorial was originally located in Queen’s Place, Brisbane and relocated to Roma Street Parkland. At that occasion it Minister for Public Works, Housing and Racing and Dr Hans Sondaal Ambassador for the Netherlands on 4 May 2004. In the presence of Captain Kasper Kuiper   Consul to the Netherlands Queensland and Mal Grierson Director General Department of Public Works.

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre suggested to the Dutch Government that there should also be a plaque for the Dutch Women Army Corps. While funds are not available this remains an unfinished job,

Source: Monument Australia

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