Maritime Services Board of NSW (MSB) / Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Description: 

In 1952 the new Head Office of the Maritime Services Board of NSW at Circular Quay, Sydney was opened and the War Memorial on the ground floor designed by Lyndon Dadswell was dedicated.

The memorial is attached to the marble wall in the foyer of the original MSB main building entrance. It stands approximately 7 meters high and 6 meters in wide. It is constructed of wrought aluminium and stands off the marble wall to form a shadow to act as a second image.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) took possession of the MSB building in 1989 and the Memorial now lies hidden underneath a multi-panelled painting by Imants Tillers called ‘Pure Beauty’

 

Inscription: 

The Maritime Services Board of N.S.W

In honoured memory of those who gave their lives for their country and in recognition of those who served in the defence of Australia and the Empire

1914-1918 … 1939-1945

 

War: 

World War 1
World War 2
 
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Recorded by: 

Ronald L McIntosh
 

Established date: 

1952
 

Location/surrounding area: 

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) - Maritime Services Board of N.S.W. Head Office (MSB)
 

Address Data: 

140 George Street
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The Rocks NSW 2000
 
 

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