The Hall of Memory

The Hall of Memory is the Memorial's principal commemorative space. It is a massive 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 on open pavillion.

 

 

 

On this day

On this day
15 November

1899 — During the BOER WAR, Gen Botha’s troops wrecked an armoured train and captured 60 prisoners including journalist WINSTON CHURCHILL

1914 — HMAS SYDNEY and HMAS MELBOURNE finished escort duties with the “ANZAC” Convoy and proceeded to the WEST ATLANTIC where they patrolled the West Indies and the east coast of North America for 18 months

1944 — The Australian Government approved sending Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) members overseas. AWAS members went to LAE, New Guinea, and served in forward areas for the first time. Female nursing and  medical personnel were already in New Guinea