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
24 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux