The Australian Monument at Ambon

This memorial was erected by the Australian Government in 1967 to commemorate Doolan, an Australian serviceman. Doolan alone, had shot down a considerable amount of Japanese soldiers in the Second World War/Pacific War, while his comrades were retreating southward Ambon Island.

Unfortunately the Japans discovered his hiding spot and ambushed him, and forbade the villagers to bury his corps, but later in the evening someone took the courage to take away his decaying remains and buried them under the gandaria tree, where the present monument is erected, in Kudamati quarter. When taking a minibus to Kudamati, you will pass this memorial, the memorial is known to the citizen as Tugu Doolan or Doolan for short.

 

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