Our stories
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
10 August

1914 — Volunteer recruitment began for the First Australian Imperial Force. The AIF remained a volunteer force throughout the war despite two attempts to introduce conscription

1918 — The battle of Proyart a part of the battle of AMIENS, began. Intense fighting led to the death of about one quarter of the 37th Battalion

1919 — CPL A. SULLIVAN won a Victoria Cross while fighting with a British unit against the Bolsheviks following the Russian Revolution