The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project's first 12 months of construction

4 September 2017

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project has reached its one year milestone – and the half way mark in realising the original 1930s vision for the Memorial. The basement slab for the new spaces is in place and pre-cast concrete beams will be installed over the next month for the main structure of the new building. The project is on track for completion as the Centenary of Anzac commemorations conclude in 2018.

https://youtu.be/YJ3m2xkfNw0 features time-lapsed footage of the past 12 months of construction work. 

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View from Liverpool Street of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project construction zone , August 2017
On this day
20 July

1918 — Australian troops participated in an Allied counter-attack against the German Army at MARNE in the Champagne region of France. The German attack was designed to lure Allied troops away from the SOMME further north, and allow a German assault on Flanders

1943 — HMAS HOBART was torpedoed off SAN CHRISTBAL, Solomon Islands.  Seven officers and six sailors were killed in the attack but the ship was able to reach port the next day