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
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