The Dutch East Indies Monument in Brisbane commemorates the men and women who fell between 1941 and 1945 in connection with the defence of Australia.
The War Cemetery in Perth (Australia) is part of the Karrakatta War Cemetery and consists of a separate cemetery with 25 Dutch war graves, accessed via a separate entrance in Smyth Road. On 3rd March 1942, during an air attack directed at 16 ships in the Bay of Broome, all boats sunk. Sixty-four Dutch military personnel perished; the remains of only twenty-five of those shot down could be found. These victims were buried in the War Cemetery in Perth.
The Dutch East Indies Monument in Canberra commemorates the people from the Dutch East Indies who committed themselves not only to their own peace and safety but also to that of Australia. The Monument was built fifty years after the Japanese declaration of war.