The Trustees and the Anzac Memorial Act 1923

The Anzac Memorial is overseen by a Board of Trustees responsible for the management, maintenance and preservation of the Memorial as NSW's principal war memorial. Its significance is reflected in the unique composition of its board with the positions of Premier and Leader of the Opposition, Lord Mayor of Sydney, State President of the RSL (NSW Branch), the Government Architect, State Librarian and Secretary of the Department of Education, Australian Defence Force, veterans and community representatives all legislated Trustees with the Anzac Memorial Act 1923.

On this day

On this day
3 June

1942 — Battle of MIDWAY began. This decisive victory by the US Navy over the Japanese Navy shifted the balance of sea power in the Pacific and forced Japan to abandon plans to attack New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa. Japanese losses were 4 aircraft carriers, 1 cruiser, 248 aircraft, and over 3,000 sailors.  American losses were 1 aircraft carrier, 1 destroyer, 150 aircraft, and 307 men

1944 — 78 Squadron, RAAF, carried out the last major air combat by the RAAF in WW2, off BIAK Island, New Guinea. 10 enemy planes were shot down for the loss of one Australian plane and pilot

1969 — HMAS MELBOURNE collided with USS FRANK E EVANS in the South China Sea.  EVANS was cut in half and 74 of her crew were killed