36 Battalion Park

Dixson Galleries, State Library of NSW - DG ON4/208 - with permission

A community park with a flag pole and a small concrete monument supporting a plaque. The 36th Battalion was made up of many men from Leichhardt and the drill and training hall (pictured) was originally on this site.

Additional information: 

Australian War Memorial website: First World War Origin of the 36th Battalion.

Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk is Marghanita da Cruz's third book in a series, which explore today's Annandale, while delving into its past, a decade at a time. Over 1200 locals left Australia as members of the Australian Imperial Force or to join British regiments. Annandale's Great War provides a self guided tour of the First World War honour boards and memorials around Annandale and the ANZACs whose names appear on them.


36 Battalion Park

This park was formally dedicated to those who served in the 36TH Australian Infantry Battalion during World War 2 by the Mayor of the Municipality of Leichhardt Alderman J.W. 'Bill' Brady on Saturday 12 October 1985

The battalion fought with distinction at Buna-Gona, Sananda Road, Liberation Of Australian New Guinea, South West Pacific 1942 – 1945

Many notable citizens of Leichhardt served their country in the battalion, which was raised in the Leichhardt District and trained in the Drill Hall which stood on this site.

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Mackenzie and Hill Streets
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Local Government Area
  • Inner West Council
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Ms. Jane Williamson & Mrs. Janice Williams. Contributed to by Marghanita da Cruz
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
12 October 1985
  • Second World War, 1939–45