About the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed under the Anzac Memorial (Building) Act 1923. The Trustees are responsible for the management, maintenance and preservation of the Anzac Memorial as New South Wales’ principal war memorial.

The Trustees' vision is "To PROMOTE, MAINTAIN and ENHANCE the Anzac Memorial as the State's principal commemorative and interpretive monument dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australians in armed conflicts, to maximise its potential to inform all visitors and to educate future generations."

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