Co-Patron of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dedicated Memorial Committee Queensland, Dame Quentin Bryce, attended the unveiling of the four shortlisted memorial design models at a ceremony on December 2nd at Brisbane’s City Hall.
That same evening, Dame Quentin spoke to Indigistream about the finalists and the importance of having a dedicated memorial to recognise fallen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women in all world war conflicts.
Our Co-Chairs Peter Jackson and Uncle ‘Blinky’ Bill Buchanan also attended the ceremony, where they got chatting to ATSIDMCQ Co-Chair, Warrant Officer (retired) Lorraine Hatton.
Images of the design finalists’ models can be viewed on the Brisbane Times website.
The models will be on display at the Museum of Brisbane during December 2015 and January 2016.
The winning design will be selected in early 2016 following consultation with several stakeholders, including community elders, Brisbane City Council and the Historical Society.
It is estimated that $1 million will need to be raised to build the memorial, with space already allocated in Brisbane’s ANZAC Square.