About

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923. The Trustees are responsible for the management, maintenance and preservation of the Anzac Memorial as New South Wales’ principal war memorial.

Niche inscriptions - Photo by Rob Tuckwell

Annual Reports

A list of Annual Reports in .pdf format

Photo by Rob Tuckwell

Vision

" To PROMOTE, MAINTAIN and ENHANCE the Anzac Memorial as the State's principal commemorative and interpretive monument dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australians in armed conflicts, to maximise its potential to inform all visitors and to educate future generations."

Dome of Stars - Photo by Rob Tuckwell

Heritage Management

The Anzac Memorial was included on the State Heritage Register (SHR) on 23 April 2010 (listing # 01822) as recognition of its heritage significance to the state of NSW. Inclusion on the SHR is an indication that the Memorial is of particular importance to the people of NSW, enriches our understanding of our history and identity, is legally protected as a heritage item under the NSW Heritage Act, and now requires approval from the Heritage Council of NSW for major changes

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