Anzac Memorial

Memorial in City Centre & Haymarket

Fronted by the Pool of Reflection, this dignified art-deco memorial (1934) commemorates the soldiers of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) who served in WWI. The interior dome is studded with 120,000 stars: one for each New South Welsh soldier who served. These twinkle above Rayner Hoff’s poignant sculpture Sacrifice. Scheduled for completion in late 2018 is a new Hall of Service, to feature names and soil samples of all the NSW places of origin of WWI soldiers.

Pines at the southwestern entry grew from seeds gathered at Gallipoli in Turkey, the site of the Anzacs' most renowned WWI campaign. Near the memorial, a modern sculpture of bullets titled Yininmadyemi commemorates Aboriginal service personnel and the location of a former Gadigal ritual contest ground.


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