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Thursday 8th March 2018
From the battlefields of France and Kokoda to Vietnam and Afghanistan, NSW’s international military history will be honoured as part of a new artwork for the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott announced the 100 significant sites where soil samples will be collected for the artwork, designed by artist Fiona Hall as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations.
Monday 13th November 2017
As work progresses on the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project we have a rare opportunity to perform some important heritage conservation in the Memorial’s Hall of Memory and to the amber glass windows. Scaffolding is scheduled to be built around the Memorial’s upper podium level from 27 April and will be in place until late September 2018, resulting in an extended period of closure until the official opening of the Centenary Project later this year.
Tuesday 5th September 2017
An important and rare collection of historic swords, pistols and medals belonging to Australia’s first general Maurice O’Connell has been acquired by the Memorial Trustees with support from the NSW Government. The collection will be on public display in the completed Anzac Memorial which will serve to enhance its status as a place of solemn reflection, learning and remembrance.
Monday 4th September 2017
The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project has reached its one year milestone – and the half way mark in realising the original 1930s vision for the Memorial. The basement slab for the new spaces is in place and pre-cast concrete beams will be installed over the next month for the main structure of the new building. The project is on track for completion as the Centenary of Anzac commemorations conclude in 2018. https://youtu.be/YJ3m2xkfNw0 features time-lapsed footage of the past 12 months of construction work. 
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.    

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On this day
21 September

1916 — HMAS Melbourne joined the Second Light Cruiser Squadron for operations in the NORTH SEA. The Squadron was based at ROSYTH, Scotland

1918 — Australian Flying Corps airmen attacked Turkish troops at WADI FARA, Palestine

1971 — Battle of Nui Le, South Vietnam. Soldiers of B and D Company 4RAR/NZ fought an Intense battle in which 5 Australians were killed and 24 wounded. This was the last battle fought by Australians in South Vietnam