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 February

1970 — HMAS PERTH bombarded enemy troop assembly points near NUI DAT, Vietnam, in support of 1st. Australian Task Force attacks. PERTH destroyed buildings, wells, bridges, and boats

2003 — Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 arrived in BAHRAIN, for service in the Persian Gulf / Iraq as part of Australia’s commitment to Operation Falconer (the war in Iraq)