Anzac Memorial Centenary Project media kit

20 October 2018

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project is the enduring legacy of NSW's Centenary of Anzac commemorations and realises the vision of the original architect, Bruce Dellit, to build a water cascade to the south and also introduces new civic and community spaces.


The Centenary Extension enables the Memorial to tell the story of New South Wales’s involvement in all wars and peacekeeping missions, and acknowledges the ongoing service and sacrifice by our servicemen and servicewomen, and their families.

 

Media backgrounders

Information for download

An overview - Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension commemorates NSW’s military legacy for the Centenary of Armistice

Background - Anzac Memorial key points

History of the Anzac Memorial

Fiona Hall's artwork

3D sculptures, a very 21st Century touch to the Anzac Memorial

Rare military history unveiled

Australia's first general

Salient exhibition

Rehabilitation through sport - Anzac Memorial's historic links to modern Invictus Games

The Anzac Memorial's Learning Program

 

Image gallery

Images available for download

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Timelapse footage

From sod turning to completion 

A 3-minute video capturing construction progress from 2016-2018 is available on the Anzac Memorial's YouTube channel 

 

 

 

Image: 
Architectural render of the Anzac Memorial and the Cascade which visitors can travel through to enter the Centenary Extension - courtesy Johnson Pilton Walker

On this day

On this day
16 February

1942— BANKA ISLAND MASSACRE. Following the sinking of the SS Vyner Brook, many of the survivors, including 22 Australian nurses, reached the shore of Banka Island. Realising that their position was desperate, an officer from the ship set out with most of the women and children to surrender the group to the Japanese. The officer returned with 20 Japanese soldiers who ordered all the men capable of walking to move to hidden part of the beach and killed them. They then returned to the beach and ordered the 22 nurses and 1 British civilian woman to walk into the water. They were machine-gunned in the back. All the immobile survivors were then killed. Sister Vivian Bullwinkle pretended to be dead and was the only survivor