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“The history displayed by this memorial is excellent”
Review of Anzac War Memorial

Anzac War Memorial
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Ranked #41 of 474 things to do in Sydney
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“The history displayed by this memorial is excellent”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is beautiful memorial and an excellent history of Australia at war. The information displayed in the lower room (especially the movie) is well worth an 1+ hour of your time.

Visited July 2014
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“Had to visit”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Like our Cenotaph an important building....it stands just inside Hyde Park...(another iconic London landmark but in Sydney)...very moving & as i said i do feel its a must to visit....A beautiful building, bang in the center of Sydney!

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful and fitting memorial”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

A very peaceful place with a lovely welcome from the staff and a great deal of well packaged information to get the foundations of the Anzac story - the short film is very moving and informative without overloading with too much history. Beautiful building and memorial pool - a must visit!

Visited June 2014
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Cape Paterson, Australia
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“Very moving”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The old adage of come back victorious or on your shield is brought to life here. This moving, painfully simple yet still impressive building sits in Hyde Park in central Sydney and such is its aura that the voices of visitors seem to hush almost involuntarily. The exterior of the building is worth a walk around, the original design was not followed as it was considered too confronting but it is still worth a good look. Inside there are two parts. On the ground floor is a small area where various military curios are kept. Nothing bit, but tastefully done stuff that looks at the Australian experience with war from the earliest conflicts the nation state took part in through to later peace keeping operations.

However the main point of focus is upstairs. As the visitor reaches the top of the stair case and moves to the centre viewing area they find themselves looking down on the prostrate and evidently dead figure of a male being carried on a hoplite style shield.

There are the names of various battle honours, an eternal flame and some flags in alcoves in this main viewing area but they are but secondary to this figure. It stops frivolous thoughts in their tracks. The vision of a man stripped of all dignity in death but bizarrely full of dignity as a man who did what was needed to be done. There is no triumphalism here, no boys own heroics, just a man to did what needed to be done and now has an everlasting dignity impossible for a living being.

Anyway, I'm rambling. But if you want a moving experience then here it is.

Visited June 2014
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Really Moving & Beautiful”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Anzac Memorial was quite moving. In the interior on the top is the Hall of Memory. make sure to look up at the dome of stars, really amazing. The bottom floor is the museum. We met very very nice gentleman volunteer. He pointed out quite a few of the details of the memorial both inside and outside. He had a wealth of information to share. I would recommend talking with them when you visit. The pool of reflection is beautiful. The exterior has a wealth of information on all sides of the building. I would suggest getting the guide as it tells all the details of the memorial. It took much longer that I expected to see all of the memorial but it was worth it. We really enjoyed visiting the Anzac memorial.

Visited April 2014
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