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.
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.