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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
6 December

1917 —  “MONT BLANC”, a French munitions ship carrying explosives bound for Europe, blew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, after colliding with another ship. About 1800 people were killed and 9000 injured in what was reported as the largest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb

1951 — HMAS SYDNEY began its second patrol off KOREA. SYDNEY’s aircraft were used to protect South Korean-held islands of the north-west coast