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
30 May


1942 — 460 Squadron, RAAF, and other RAAF personnel attached to RAF units, took part in the first 1000 bomber raid on Cologne, Germany

1990 — The Australian Government announced that women would be able to serve in all areas of the Army except infantry, artillery, armour, and combat engineers