ANZAC Park War Memorial

Description

The ANZAC Park War Memorial was constructed by the Shoalhaven City Council in 2008 as part of an upgrade of ANZAC Park, and replaces a previous memorial which had deteriorated in the harsh coastal environment.

The memorial is placed central to the park on the shores of the Crookhaven River and frames the view through to Goodnight Island.

The memorial consists of two separate sandstone feature walls flanking a paved raised podium and garden beds. Steps providing access to the podium separate the two walls. Ramps either side of the memorial provide disabled access to the rear of the podium and form the shape of triangular garden beds at the rear of each feature wall.

A flagpole is located in each garden bed, and spot lighting is directed onto the memorial between dusk and dawn. Each memorial wall is comprised of 5 sandstone blocks of varying shape and thickness. The blocks symbolise the armed forces coming together and the subsequent effects of war which fractures many lives.

Each sandstone block is made from Wilton Stone which has a high quartzite and silicon content making it more durable in harsh coastal environments. A rebated section in the sandstone blocks contains stainless steel lettering forming the phrase 'Lest We Forget' fixed to each wall. Additional lettering forming the phrase 'In Memory of Those Who Have Fallen' is placed on the bottom step to the podium.

A paved section in front of the memorial provides space to lay wreaths and provides access to the podium steps.

The Landscape Architect/Project Manager for this memorial was Kay Murray

Inscription

Lest We Forget In Memory of Those Who Have Fallen

Address
Anzac Park,Greenwell Point Road
Greenwell Point NSW 2540
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr J. A. Smith (Hon Sec), Nowra-Greenwell Point RSL Sub-Branch
Established date
2008
Dedication date
2008-04-23 00:00:00.0

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