The Hall of Memory

The Hall of Memory is the Memorial's principal commemorative space. It is an impressive circular room with niches, grand cathedral windows and a tall domed ceiling covered in stars.

The Hall has two large sets of doors facing north and south which open on the podium level at the top of the major staircases from Hyde Park on the principal north-south axis, and contribute to Dellit's vision of the Memorial as an open pavillion.

 

 

 

On this day

On this day
26 September

1914 — A landing party from HMAS SYDNEY destroyed the German wireless station at ANGAUR, Palau Islands, South Pacific Ocean

1917 — Battle of POLYGON WOOD. This was part of the 3rd Battle of YPRES, Belgium. The Australians suffered 5,770 casualties. PTE P. BUGDEN and SGT J. DWYER won VCs during this action

1943 — OPERATION JAYWICK troops operating from MV KRAIT entered Singapore Harbour by kayak and attached mines to Japanese shipping before escaping undetected to rendezvous with KRAIT. The raid sank or damaged about 37,000 tons of shipping