Anzac Memorial

Hyde Park

Remembering all Australians who served their country
A physical expression of the spirit and legend of Anzac — dedicated to remembering all Australians who have served their country.
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The Anzac Memorial is dedicated to the remembrance of Australians who have served in the Defence Force.

About

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923.

Learning at the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is proud to launch a brand new learning program for schools, to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of The Armistice as part of the Centenary of Anzac.

Support the Memorial

Support the Memorial as a volunteer, a donor or by donating objects to the collection

The Pool of Reflection

Bruce Dellit’s vision for the Memorial included a still pool bounded by poplars to the north of the building (included for their significant symbolic association with the battles in France and Belgium), and a cascading fountain to the south.

At the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities since 1914.

On this day

On this day
22 October

1916 — HMAS UNA (ex German sloop KOMET) arrived at Malekula Island, New Hebrides, to mount a punitive action against rebellious natives. 40% of UNA’s crew were struck down with malaria

1942 — Battle of GOODENOUGH ISLAND, New Guinea.  This island was occupied by the Sasebo 5th SNLF (Japanese) and securing it was part of the build-up for a major offensive at BUNA

1950 — Battle of YONGJU / The Apple Orchard. This was the first action that Australian troops saw in Korea when they were called to support American troops. Capt Denness won a Military Cross, Lt Butler won a Silver Star and 7 Australians were wounded in the action