Premier Geoff Gallop has reminded Western Australians that Perth will commemorate the first anniversary of the Bali terrorist attacks with the unveiling of the Bali Memorial in Kings Park.
The dedication ceremony for the Bali Memorial will take place this Sunday, October 12, at 11am.
The memorial was commissioned by the Premier last year as a place to remember those Western Australians who died, or were injured, in the attacks. The memorial also honours the courage and support provided after the incident.
Dr Gallop said the finishing touches were being put to the memorial and the adjacent picnic area in readiness for this Sunday’s event.
“This project has been undertaken in consultation with families who lost loved ones in Bali as well as the public who helped choose the final design of the memorial,” he said.
“Capturing magnificent views of the Swan River, the City and Darling Range, the memorial also has a strong Australian theme that features Kimberly sandstone, steel granite and native flora.
“It will be an ideal place for remembrance, reflection and hope.”
The Premier thanked the architects Donaldson Warn, builders John Holland, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and members of the Bali Memorial Steering Committee for completing such a difficult task on time.
The chairman of the Bali Memorial Steering Committee, Mark McGowan, wanted to remind the public that they were welcome to attend Sunday’s ceremony.
“The ceremony will feature firsthand accounts from people who were personally involved in the Bali event, the song ‘Angel’ commissioned for the ceremony, the Swan Bells and a special observance,” Mr McGowan said.
“The memorial will be officially dedicated by the Governor, His Excellency Lieutenant General John Sanderson.
“Family representatives will be asked to lay a small posy of native everlastings at the base of the memorial’s commemorative plaque. The Governor and Premier will lay a wreath of everlastings.”
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