AWAMO was initially set up to establish recognition for animals that had died in conflicts – Over 9 Million alone in WWI. We continue to make people aware of their deeds and sacrifices by placing memorials at important sites, thus far 33 Australian and International monuments have been established. Some examples are:
NZ Veterinary Corps Memorial NZ, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
War Animal Memorial France, Pozieres, France.
Opened by DR Harry Cooper, Dr Brendan Nelson, Mayor of Pozieres
War Animal Memorial WWII PNG, Australian Army War Memorial Kokoda PNG
War Animal Memorial Vietnam, Address: Consulate Generals Office Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. First ever war memorial permitted in Vietnam in 50 years.
War Animal Memorial New Zealand, Army National War memorial: Waiouru.
Opened by CDF – NZDF
Indigenous Light Horseman Address: Cinderella Drive, Springwood Park Springwood QLD.
Australia’s first Indigenous Light Horse memorial Opened by Indigenous Senator Leanne Lindgren
Toowoomba war horse rose garden. New Town Park Heritage State Rose Garden.
Opened by Mayor Toowoomba. Winner International Heritage memorial awards-Copenhagen 2017
QLD Police service animal memorial. Rudd Street, Chapel Gardens, Queensland Police Academy.
Opened by Minister of Police Hon Jack Dempsey and QPS Commissioner of Police Ian Stewart.
Australian Veterinary Corps Memorial. Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum, QLD.
Opened by Chief of Defence Staff & Defence Minister
Smoky the WWII dog. Address: Bowen Bridge Road, Grounds, Royal Brisbane Women`s Hospital.
Opened by Her Excellency the Qld Governor.
The New Zealand Navy has a long tradition of having mascots on its ships and shore facilities. Devonport Naval Base a beautiful marble plaque (30cms square) was presented to the Director of the Naval Museum David Wright.
Riding for Disabled Address: 85 Kilkenny Drive, Cartmill Centre, Burpengary Qld.
Opened by HRH Princess Anne
The first Military War Animal Memorial erected on a Defence Force establishment in Australia. Lavarack Parade, Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane.
Open by Brigadier General Bilton
Australasia’s first memorial to war pigeons. 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture Historical Museum, QLD
Digger the WWI Mascot-Blue Cross Award Recipient. Address:West Croydon & Kilkenny Sub-Branch Memorial Hall, SA.
Opened by SA Minister Frank Pengalloand SA Premier.