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Read to understand the Memorial’s enduring significance to the people of NSW.

Today the Anzac Memorial stands proudly as one of the state’s most significant cultural and commemorative institutions continuing in its original purpose as a war memorial and as a place of commemoration, remembrance, education and reflection. Read about the Memorial, its collection and the people who have made it possible

On this day

On this day
19 January

1942 — NORTH BORNEO surrendered to the Japanese providing access to oil fields vital to the success of the Japanese war effort in Asia and the Pacific

1944 — 1st. New Guinea Infantry Battalion seized an observation post on the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain

1951 — Mustang aircraft of 77 Squadron, RAAF, launched a rocket attack on suspected Chinese headquarters in PYONGYANG, Korea