Explore the Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is both a work of art and a remarkable piece of architecture. The artist was George Rayner Hoff, an English sculptor who had migrated to Sydney in the 1920s. Rayner Hoff had served in the Royal Engineers as a map maker in France during the Great War and in Germany with the army of occupation. His collaboration with the Australian architect Charles Bruce Dellit on the Anzac Memorial is seamless. It is impossible to identify where the work of the artist ends and that of the architect begins. It is one of the finest surviving examples of art deco style in Australia.

On this day

On this day
26 June

1916 – Australian Private John William Alexander Jackson , 17th Battalion, originally from Gunbar, New South Wales, is awarded a VC, south-east of Bois Grenier, near Armentières, France.

1956 - Men of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, attacked a Communist camp near Sungei Siput in Perak, Malaya. Three of the Communists were killed in the fight.