Anzac Square War Memorial, Brisbane

Anzac Square War Memorial, Brisbane

The Anzac Square Memorial is accessed either from its Ann Street location or by the stairs from Anzac Square off Adelaide Street. The memorial is dedicated to all Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who have fought for their country since the Boer War. The Shrine of Remembrance is a circular sandstone construction in the Greek Classic Revival Style and was dedicated on Remembrance Day 1930 with the lighting of the eternal flame. The 18 pillars and the 18 steps leading up to the shrine represent the year 1918 when World War I ended. Every year on Anzac and Remembrance Day there are ceremonies held there.

In Anzac Square below the shrine the bottle trees were planted to represent the Light Horse Regiment of the Boer War and WWI and the date palms represent the success of the diggers in the Middle East in World War II. Below the Shrine of Remembrance is the crypt where you can see the honor rolls from all the wars that Australia has been involved in, along with plaques, interactive displays and a mosaic of 140,000 Venetian crystal tiles and soils from overseas war cemeteries.

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Sight Name: Anzac Square War Memorial
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Brisbane Landmarks Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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