For artist Lee Grant, the Korean War is anything but forgotten. “I wouldn’t exist without that war, and that’s just the reality of it,” she said.
“My mother is Korean and my father was in the RAAF.
“He served in Vietnam, but one of his postings after that was to Korea and during his posting there, from 1970 to 1971, he met my mother.
“If it had not been for the war, there might not have been that relationship with Australia, and my father would not have been posted to Korea, and my sisters and I might not have been born.
“There are many, many, stories like mine, but I imagine my mum being swept off her feet by this western man in uniform.”