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
7 October

1942 — ML 813, the first of 35 FAIRMILE type Motor Launches to be built in Australia, was launched in Sydney. These launches were the smallest of the RAN’s sea-going vessels and were used in a variety of roles. They were numbered, never named

1951 — Battle of MARYANG SAN continued as 3RAR troops drove towards THE HINGE on Hill 317— the final obstacle to throwing the Chinese from the Hill. The Australians fought off strong counter-attacks