Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Anzac War Memorial, western entrance

The western entrance of the Anzac War Memorial, which stands in Hyde Park South. The building was designed by Bruce Dellit in the Art Deco architectural style and completed in 1934. The bas reliefs that sit above the entrances were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the powerful "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. The building was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day, 25th April, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the war.


  1. Jim, it really looks very like a mausoleum.

  2. I always visit world war one memorials, and particularly love those designed in the Art Deco architectural style. Perfect timing (1934).. just when ex-servicemen needed work in the Depression.

  3. Another wonderful building ~ your country seems very creative and modern in their outdoor memorials sculptures ~ Great shot!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  4. A beautiful and impressive building it is indeed!! Great capture for the day, Jim, as always!!

  5. A very handsome memorial. Your picture of it sobers me up in thought. I can just imaging the chilling effect it would have on me in person.
    Take 25 to Hollister

  6. A grand old building! (I hesitated to say "old" because I am only one year younger!)

  7. Attractive, but sobering. We always need to remember!



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