The 1984 Rededication


In the year of the Memorial’s fiftieth anniversary, the Trustees successfully proposed an amendment to The Anzac Memorial (Building) Act to rededicate the Memorial to all Australians who served their country in war. This occurred on 30 November 1984, with the Governor of New South Wales and His Excellency Sir James Anthony Rowland, AC, KBE, DFC, AFC, unveiling two commemorative plaques.

On this day

On this day
25 June

1916 — PTE J. JACKSON won a Victoria Cross near Bois Grenier, Armentieres, France. He had entered the Army under-aged and after service on GALLIPOLI, he moved to France. His patrol entered enemy lines but then withdrew. Jackson moved from a safe position to recover wounded men until he was hit and subsequently lost an arm

1950 — The North Korean Peoples Army invaded South Korea, beginning the three-year-long Korean War