The Well of Contemplation

 

The view from the Hall of Memory into the Hall of Silence is referred to as the Well of Contemplation. The Well is surrounded by a carved marble balustrade designed in the form of a wreath. Another commemorative symbol whose circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. The Romans used to weave laurel into a wreath to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honour. This wreath represents the Anzac’s courage and endurance and whether they were victors or not, the circular shape confirms that we will remember them for all eternity.

 

On this day

On this day
14 November

1917— The end of the 3rd. Battle of  YPRES. Australian troops had been involved in this area for 3 1/2 months and suffered heavy losses in places such as MENIN ROAD, POLYGON WOOD and PASSCHENDAELE.

1944— LCDR S DARLING RANVR was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for the second time in 7 days for his actions while in command of anti-submarine operations in the Atlantic Ocean