Other Places to Visit

Located in Australia's oldest park, the Anzac Memorial is surrounded by a number of other monuments and cultural institutions. Please contact them directly if you are interested in more information.

Sydney's Cenotaph is located nearby in Martin Place.

Australian Museum - http://australianmuseum.net.au/

Hyde Park Barracks - http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/hyde-park-barracks-museum

State Library NSW - http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

A little further away from the Anzac Memorial but still within walking distance is the Sydney Jewish Museum - http://sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/

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