St Andrew's Cathedral Memorial Flagstaff and Field of Remembrance

Description

Flagstaff mounted on a Sydney sandstone plinth in Cathedral Square. Two separate plaques are located on the front and north sides.

Inscription

Front plaque

This flagstaff commemorates the Church of England National Emergency Fund St Andrew's Huts erected in the Cathedral grounds from February 1940 to August 1947.

3.5 million meals and recreation facilities were provided for Officers and Men of the fighting forces and a mobile canteen made nightly visits to isolated anti-aircraft and searchlight units.

900 members of the Sydney Diocesan Churchman's Association gave voluntary service in these activities. The huts remained in use until the C.E.N.F.F. Memorial Centre at 201 Castlereagh Street was opened for rehabilitation and youth training.

Side plaque

This plaque was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of New South Wales Sir Roden Cutler VC KCMG KCVO CBE to mark the annual Anzac Field of Remembrance organized in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St Andrew since 1952 by the War Widows Guild of Australia, New South Wales. [date]

Address
Cnr George and Bathurst Streets
St Andrew's Cathedral
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Setting
  • Building – outside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Flag/flagpole
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales. Updated photographs by Peter Levarre - Waters.
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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