Bar Beach Memorial Drive (The Hill)


"A public road in memory of World War 1 veterans. (source: Newcastle City Council - Hunter Place Names and their Meaning, under 'M', 'Memorial Drive')

The road is approx 1.6 kilometres long, and marked with a 1 metre high triangular concrete tapered obelisk [damaged] at the corner of Memorial Drive, High Street and Cliff Street.



No official record of the dedication of the Drive is yet to be found. The Register would appreciate any community member with knowledge on the dedication of this Drive to contact us at

This memorial has been documented as "Anzac Memorial Drive" in the following collections. It is unknown when the name was changed to "Memorial Drive".

"Scene from Anzac Memorial Drive to Merewether" [163 001901]

Samuel Wood, wholesale stationer, printer and bookseller : postcards, ca. 1920-1931, 260. Anzac Memorial Drive, Newcastle



(obelisk - west face) Opened ?? October 1922 H.P. Cornish Mayor

(obelisk - north east face) Memorial Drive


Recorded by: 

Mr Robert McLardy

Established date: 


Location/surrounding area: 

Commencing in the east at High Street and Cliff Street; ending in the west at Helen Street and Kilgour Street, Bar Beach

Address Data: 

1 Memorial Drive
Bar Beach NSW 2300

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