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St Andrew's Cathedral Memorial Flagstaff and Field of Remembrance

St Andrew's Cathedral Memorial Flagstaff and Field of Remembrance
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Description / Background

The memorial is a flagstaff mounted on a plinth made of Sydney-sandstone. It is located in Cathedral Square, outside St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney. Two plaques are located on the front and north sides of the memorial. 


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]

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St Andrew's Cathedral
Cnr George and Bathurst Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Building – outside
Memorial type
Recorded by
John K. Wright. Updated photographs by Peter Levarre-Waters.
Second World War, 1939–45