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
30 January

1942 — Japanese troops attacked AMBON, Netherlands East Indies, (Indonesia). Australian troops of “Gull Force” and about 2,600 NEI soldiers tried to defend the island but were defeated

1951 — Women’s Royal Australian Air Force formed

1968 — The TET OFFENSIVE began in Vietnam. A series of co-ordinated attacks by communist forces were defeated but the Offensive proved to be a propaganda  victory for the communists, accelerating the American public’s growing opposition to the war. Australian troops of 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment were involved in the Offensive