In June 1950 the Korean War began and 17,000 Australian troops travelled to fight with South Korea - many did not come home.
Tasmanian Liberal senator Wendy Askew acknowledged the war in parliament last week, noting that 700 Tasmanians were among the soldiers.
"I have a personal connection to this conflict through my family that I would like to share," she said.
"My uncle Douglas, better known as Doug Bushby, worked as a UN accredited war correspondent during the Korean War, and my father, Max Bushby, OBE, joined his brother towards the end of the war as a correspondent too."
She said her uncle brought back to Launceston a red silk Communist peace flag from the day peace was declared.