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
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.
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.