The Bali Memorial in Melbourne is situated in Lincoln Square, Carlton, Victoria, facing Swanston Street. It commemorates the victims of the 2002 Bali bombings. 202 people perished in the bombings, including 88 Australians of whom 22 were Victorians.
The memorial was officially opened on 12 October 2005, the third anniversary of the bombings. The Bali Memorial features a fountain, incorporating 88 individual water jets – one for each Australian who died in the catastrophe and 202 lights to represent all of the victims. The names of all Victorians who perished are inscribed around the perimeter of the fountain. For the 24 hours of 12 October each year, the individual water jets stop and offer a place to reflect on those who died in the bombings.
Groups of skateboarders regularly skate on the memorial, defying a Melbourne City Council ban on skateboarding in Lincoln Square.
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