The Well of Contemplation

 

The view from the Hall of Memory into the Hall of Silence is referred to as the Well of Contemplation. The Well is surrounded by a carved marble balustrade designed in the form of a wreath. Another commemorative symbol whose circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. The Romans used to weave laurel into a wreath to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honour. This wreath represents the Anzac’s courage and endurance and whether they were victors or not, the circular shape confirms that we will remember them for all eternity.

 

On this day

On this day
23 September

1942 — GEN T. Blamey is appointed Commander in Chief Allied land forces in the Pacific

1942 — HMAS VOYAGER ran aground in BETANO BAY, Timor while landing 2/4 Independent Company. The ship was subsequently scuttled to prevent it falling into enemy hands

1943 — HMAS AUSTRALIA is involved in the Battle of DAKAR, West Africa. This battle was against Vichy French forces

1969 — Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 is awarded USN Meritorious Unit Commendation for conspicuous service in Vietnam