Saturday, 25 April 2009

Randwick, war memorial, Anzac Day

The Randwick war memorial is a sandstone cenotaph located in High Cross Reserve, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was dedicated in 1922 and contains within the structure the names of over four thousand World War One veterans, inscribed on a parchment roll. Today is Anzac Day, a public holiday which commemorates one of Australia's most important national days, when Australians remember those who have served and died in wars. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the date marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Anzac forces during the First World War at Gallipoli, Turkey.


  1. Nice way of commemorating the day in your blog.

  2. I'm with Tarolino here. Nice to see some memorials and know a bit of the local history.

  3. Lovely photographs in here. Lots of history too. A learning experience. Thanks!

  4. Ah yes, I've often sat there eating a sandwich, contemplating that memorial.
    Blessings to you all on Anzac Day as you remember the sacrifice of the many fallen.

  5. You come up with some wonderful ways to showcase the history of our city and country, Jim. These war memorials are something that can become just wallpaper as we go about our busy lives.

    Thanks for the focus ...

  6. I am always thankful that, wherever possible, a war memorial obelisk or cairn was built in open green gardens, exactly like Randwick's was.

    It enabled the siblings, children and grandchildren of the fallen to contemplate their grief in peaceful surroundings, away from traffic.


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