The Well of Contemplation

The Well of Contemplation is a large circular opening in the Hall of Memory. 'Gracing the Well of Contemplation, through which the "Sacrifice" is viewed with bowed head from the Hall of Memory, is a beautiful balustrade carved from solid marble taken from quarries near Bathurst. This balustrade, of most original character, suggests by its wreath like form thoughts in keeping with that group of sacrifice and tragedy which it encircles' from The Book of the Anzac Memorial (1934)

The balustrade was designed by the architect Bruce Dellit.

On this day
21 July

1942 — Japanese forces landed at GONA, New Guinea, with the intention of capturing Port Moresby by an overland route. This was the beginning of the campaign on the KOKODA TRACK

1942 — Coastwatcher SBLT C. L. PAGE, RANVR, was escorted by the Japanese to Nemboe Island, in the Solomon Islands, where he was executed

1969 — A USN Unit Commendation was awarded to HMAS PERTH for “exceptionally meritorious service” in Vietnam