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
18 July

1917 — An observer, aloft in a balloon from HMAS HUON, sighted an Austrian submarine on the surface in the Adriatic Sea. The submarine dived and escaped before HUON could get to it

1942 — Australian troops attacked and captured Trig22 on MAKH KHAD RIDGE during the fighting around EL ALAMEIN, Egypt

1960 — The first Junior Recruits (boys aged 15-16) commenced training at HMAS LEEUWIN, Fremantle, WA. The JR scheme continued for 24 years and over 12,000 young sailors graduated to the RAN