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
27 April

1902 — The South Australian 5th and 6th Imperial Bushmen contingents to the  BOER WAR arrived home

1915 — LT AJ SHOUT won a Military Cross near Gaba Tepe, GALLIPOLI, for showing conspicuous courage and ability in organising and leading his men in thick, bushy country, under heavy fire. Shout was later awarded a Victoria Cross at LONE PINE

2003 — 75 Squadron, RAAF, Hornets flew their last mission over BAGHDAD in Operation Iraqi Freedom