- Words of Remembrance The following was written by Pericles well over two thousand years ago, long before the first ANZAC Day, but only a stone’s throw from Gallipoli: Each has won a glorious grave - not that sepulchre of earth wherein they lie, but the living tomb of everlasting remembrance wherein their glory is enshrined.
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Words of Remembrance; The following was written by Pericles well over two thousand years ago, long before the first ANZAC Day, but only a stone’s throw from Gallipoli: Each has won a glorious grave - not that sepulchre of earth wherein they lie, but the living tomb of everlasting remembrance wherein their glory is enshrined.
Apr 20, 2015 · It says the words are set in stone in Anzac memorials “without proper evidence”. Today Honest History, which is supported by some of Australia’s leading historians and writers, publishes documents...
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Material in rock shelters reveals that Aboriginal people inhabited the Sydney Harbour area from at least 25,000 years ago. The Cardigal, who formed part of the Darug nation, were the Aboriginal traditional owners of the inner Sydney area, upon which the Anzac Memorial stands. It is believed that the southern end of Hyde Park, where the ANZAC Memorial is located, was used as a "contest ground" for staging combative trials between Aboriginal warriors, watched avidly by the British in the early...
Origins of the term "Anzac"
The term "Anzac" began as an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in World War I, but it was soon accepted as a word in its own right. The Anzacs formed part of the expeditionary force organised by Britain and France to invade the Gallipoli Peninsula and clear the Dardanelles Straits for the British Navy. The Australian Anzacs represented the national effort from a young nation taking its part in the Great War and reports of the courage they displayed at Gallipoli became the...
Developing the memorial concept in Australia
Historian Ken Inglis believes that the "war memorial" is a twentieth century concept which memorialised the human cost of war rather than the victorious outcome, as the former military monuments had done, and celebrated the sacrifice of ordinary soldiers rather than focusing on the men who led them. The names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice are differentiated from the names of those who returned. Whether returned or not, the memorials record the soldiers' service to the nation. This...
The building is constructed of concrete, with an exterior cladding of pink granite, and consists of a massed square superstructure with typically Art Deco setbacks and buttresses, punctuated on each side by a large arched window of yellow stained glass, and crowned with a ziggurat-inspired stepped roof. It is positioned atop a cruciform pedestal wi...
As at 19 September 2011, The ANZAC Memorial, completed in 1934, is of historical significance to the State for its embodiment of the collective grief of the people of NSW at the loss of Australian servicemen and women since World War I. It is associated with the landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, since fundraising for the m...
1. Building magazine. 1934. 2. Building magazine. 1932. 3. Building magazine. 1930. 4. Building magazine. 1928. 5. Building magazine. 1922. 6. Act NO 27, 1923 (1923). Anzac Memorial (Building) Act. 7. Ashton, Howard; others (1934). The Sculpture of Rayner Hoff. 8. Bayer, Patricia, Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties, Thames & Hudson, London, 1992 9. Butler, Roger (1979). Raymond McGrath Prints. 10. Dellit, C. Bruce (1930). Report Accompanying De...
This Wikipedia article contains material from ANZAC Memorial, entry number 1822 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 14 October 2018.Anzac War Memorial 3D animation on YouTubeThe Anzac Memorial Pool of Reflection – Description of the memorial from the City of Sydneywebsite. (Last accessed 2 August 2013)
Anzac Quotes. Quotes tagged as "anzac" Showing 1-4 of 4. “Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace.
‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’ – Plato ‘It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.’ ― George S. Patton Jr ‘The Anzac Day...