The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia presents an exhibition ‘1951, the critical year of the Korean War’ in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney and Anzac Memorial.
‘1951: the critical year of the Korean War’ marks the 70-year anniversary of the renowned Battle of Kapyong and the Battle of Maryang San. These landmark actions saw United Nationals Command forces fight valiantly against the massive Chinese offensive of 1951. A strong contingent of Australian troops played a seminal role in both battles, ultimately dissuading the Chinese from continuing their attack.
Curated by Senior Historian and curator of Sydney’s Anzac Memorial, Bradley Manera, this exhibition is a clarion call to remember the Korean War; which is often overshadowed by longer, most costly battles waged in Vietnam and the Middle East over the ensuing decades.
This is a fitting focus, given that the exhibition also aligns with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Korea. ‘1951: the critical year of the Korean War’ serves to celebrate – and strengthen – the ongoing alliance and offer deeper insight into what this looked like through the lens of the Battle of Kapyong and the Battle of Maryang San.
The exhibition showcases interactive walls that feature objects and images from both battles and an interview film with veterans.
*There will be no opening event for the public due to Covid-19. Be sure to check out the visitor’s information related to Covid-19 before visiting the gallery.