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Tuesday 4th October 2016
Work has begun  and hoardings now surround the construction site. Sixty odd graphic panels have been placed on the fencing to keep the community informed during construction and show some of the Memorial’s treasures spanning a century of NSW’s military service.  
Saturday 20th August 2016
The first sod has today been turned on the $40 million enhancement of the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. “It is fantastic that work has today begun on this major upgrade, which will bring to life the original 1930s vision of Sydney’s Anzac Memorial,” NSW Premier Mike Baird said. “By enhancing this Memorial we are ensuring future generations can continue to honour those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Sunday 26th June 2016
A new public artwork inspired by a century of military service and its legacy will form the centerpiece of the new Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said leading Australian artist Fiona Hall would develop the work in collaboration with Sydney architect Richard Johnson. The artwork will feature in the Hall of Service as part of the multi-million-dollar Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, which will complete the original 1930s vision for the memorial.
Wednesday 6th April 2016
The RSL and Schools Remember Anzac Commemoration Service has been held at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park every year since 1953 and honours the men and women who died defending the values, principles and tradition cherished by Australians. A crowd of over 1200 attended the 2016 Service on 5 April
Thursday 19th February 2015
Today a ceremony was held outside the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park south to unveil a plaque recognising Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s words of comfort to the Anzac mothers who lost their sons in Gallipoli in the Great War. The plaque has been erected in this location on a temporary basis in recognition of the enduring friendship forged between the people of Turkey and Australia, who fought on opposite sides of the Great War as a Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council endorsed project, with the support of the NSW and Turkish Governments.
Monday 24th November 2014
Click here to watch the 80th anniversary event video footage on Youtube.    
Saturday 18th October 2014
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello today led a ceremony in Sydney to mark 100 years since the first NSW troops who served in Gallipoli embarked for Albany, Western Australia on 18 October 1914. See the below media release.
Friday 8th August 2014
Join us for a solemn star ceremony to commemorate the deaths in action of seven Australians in the brief but bloody march from Kabakaul to the German wireless station at Bitapaka, New Britain, on the 11 September 1914. This series of short skirmishes fought by the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force was the first offensive action by Australian troops in the First World War. The Australian sailors and soldiers successfully eliminated the threat posed by the German colonial forces in the area and provided us with the first battle honour in the Hall of Memory – Kabakaul.
Friday 1st August 2014
The Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Mr Mike Baird MP, accompanied by NSW Cabinet Ministers, will host a ceremony to mark the centenary of the commencement of the First World War at 11am on Monday 4 August at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park South. Members of the community are welcome to attend and should gather at the ANZAC Memorial from 10.45am.
Tuesday 18th March 2014
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Victor Dominello on 18 February 2014 launched a unique Centenary of Anzac book project which will recount the NSW experience of the First World War, telling the story of life on the home front and of military service abroad. NSW and the Great War’ was recommended by the NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council and would be funded through corporate donations and managed by the State Library of NSW. Aboriginal Participation, The Role of Women, Strike Action, Recruitment Marches and Manufacturing," Mr Dominello said.

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On this day
23 August

1918 — Lt W.D. Joynt (8th Battalion) won VC at HERLEVILLE WOOD, France

1918 — Lt L.D. McCarthy won VC at MADAME WOOD, France

1940 — HMAS SYDNEY, WATERHEN, and STUART bombard Gulf of Bomba, LIBYA