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
4 December

1854 - Martial Law was declared in Ballarat, Victoria, as the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade continued

1914 - Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt

1951 - 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, was presented with a United States Presidential Citation for ita action at KAPYONG during the KOREAN WAR

1990 - The Australian Government approved the Royal Australian Navy's deployment to the Persian Gulf