The Hall of Memory

The Hall of Memory is the Memorial's principal commemorative space. It is a massive circular room with niches, grand cathedral windows and a tall domed ceiling covered in stars.

The Hall has two large sets of doors facing north and south which open on the podium level at the top pf the major staircases from Hyde Park on the principal north-south axis, and contribute to Dellit's vision of the Memorial as on open pavillion.

 

 

 

On this day

On this day
14 November

1917— The end of the 3rd. Battle of  YPRES. Australian troops had been involved in this area for 3 1/2 months and suffered heavy losses in places such as MENIN ROAD, POLYGON WOOD and PASSCHENDAELE.

1944— LCDR S DARLING RANVR was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for the second time in 7 days for his actions while in command of anti-submarine operations in the Atlantic Ocean