Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Rocks, sculpture

This sculpture is on the wall of the Customs Officers Stairs at The Rocks. It is a war memorial created by Lyndon Dadswell, a lieutenant who created sculptures of his war time experience serving with the Australian infantry in the Middle East. The plaque below reads: In memory of the men of the 6th Australian division who sailed from these shores during World War 2 (1939-1945) to serve in North Africa, Greece, Syria, Ceylon and Papua New Guinea.


  1. and to think, they are still fighting in Syria.

  2. I sense the struggle he is portraying. Great memorial.

  3. My husbands father served in New Guinea during world war II. Good memorial.

  4. I don't think I have ever seen this one! I must remember to look for it when I'm visiting Sydney next.

    1. Liz, it's not huge so I guess it could be missed. There's another sculpture on the wall here of Robert Campbell, the pioneering merchant which can be seen here.

  5. They deserve the fine memorial, that is for sure.

  6. Always so much to see in The Rocks, Jim!
    Many thanks for joining the Travel Tuesday meme, I look forward to your next contribution.


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