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 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