The Anzac Memorial

Honouring service and sacrifice
A physical expression of the spirit and legend of the Anzac — Honouring service, and the Courage, Endurance, and Sacrifice by all servicemen, servicewomen and their families.

On this day

On this day
16 June

1942 — HMAS NESTOR, the only major Australian warship never to have visited Australia, was scuttled after being heavily damaged in a bomb attack in the Mediterranean. Four sailors were killed in the bomb attack

1942 — Coastwatcher, SBLT CL PAGE was captured by the Japanese on Tabar Island, off New Guinea. He was later executed

1948 — The Malayan Emergency was declared after three estate managers were murdered by Communist guerrillas. Australia’s military response to the  Emergency began in 1950