History

The Anzac Memorial was created by the people of New South Wales as a place to remember the impact of the Great War (1914 – 1918). Although the Memorial did not open until 1934 the need for the Memorial was recognised as soon as the casualty figures from the 1915 Gallipoli campaign became public knowledge. Planning for a Memorial of some kind began with the establishment of a fund on the first anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1916.

 

On this day
22 August

1941 — HMAS STUART left the Mediterranean bringing to an end the 10th Destroyer Flotilla, the “SCRAP IRON FLOTILLA”

1942 — 18th Brigade landed at MILNE BAY (Papua), bringing Allied numbers in the area to more than 8,800

1944 — 44 Wing RAAF disbanded. This unit controlled Radar installation across Northern Australia. The Wing was reformed in 2000 and now commands military Air Traffic Control in Australia and overseas, including Sudan, East Timor, Iraq and the Solomon Islands