Adventuring Sydneyside: ANZAC Memorials and Tributes

Since ANZAC Day is only a few days behind us, I thought I’d take you through a couple of the other tributes and memorials around Sydney.

The Sydney Cenotaph

The Sydney Cenotaph is located in Martin Place, and features a solider and a sailor guarding an empty tomb bearing the words ‘To Our Glorious Dead’ and ‘Lest We Forget’. Flowers and wreaths are left at the Cenotaph regularly throughout the year, and on ANZAC Day it is at the center of the pre-dawn service.

The Solider

'Lest We Forget'

The Sailor

The ANZAC War Memorial, which sits in Hyde Park, is a beautiful memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I. Completed in 1934, it features an art deco style with a number of reliefs, statues, and a lot of stars.

The ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park

20 stone figures adorn the monument

Two ten-metre-long bronze reliefs hang above the east and west entrances

Rayner Hoff's broze sculpture, Sacrifice, inside the memorial

1914-1918, WWI

The ceiling features 120,000 stars, one for each of NSW's military volunteers during WWI

A close up of the stars

Finally we come to a temporary but very touching tribute outside of St Andrew’s Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Australia. On ANZAC Day, people posted little crosses in the Field of Remembrance to commemorate their loved ones.

Field of Remembrance

Tiny crosses for loved ones

Every branch of the military was represented, including the Royal Australian Navy, pictured here

For more pictures from ANZAC Day, the tributes and memorials, please visit Flickr!


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