The Design Competition


The competition for the design of the Anzac Memorial was announced in July 1929 and was open to Australian architects living in any part of the world. From the 117 designs that were received by the Trustees of the Memorial, models of the top seven were exhibited at the Blaxland Galleries in Farmer’s Department Store on George St, where Myer Sydney now stands. On 8 July 1930, the winning prize of £250 was awarded to Sydney architect Charles Bruce Dellit by the Governor of NSW, Sir Phillip Game.

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