Anzac Parade Obelisk

Description

The obelisk is approximately 6m in height and stands on a stepped sandstone base. The lower portion of the monument (the plinth) consists of light-coloured sandstone masonry featuring a simple curved decorative motif at its top. The plinth features the name 'ANZAC PARADE' on its northern side in large bronze lettering, and is located above the plaque. It is part of the Sydney Centennial Parklands memorials. 

The obelisk has been relocated from the medium strip on Anzac Parade in to Moore Park.

From The City of Sydney - Significant Trees - Centennial Park – Moore Park / Anzac Parade:

The figs along this portion of Anzac Parade date from c.1868 when Botany Road, renamed Randwick Road, and now known as Anzac Parade was planted. It was originally planted with a double row of Norfolk Island Pines with an outer row of alternating Moreton Bay Figs and Monterey Pines. In 1917 the road was widened and the failed Monterey Pines were replaced with Port Jackson Figs. After WWI the road was named Anzac Parade, as Sydney’s most important boulevarde, to commemorate the Anzac troops (Centennial Parkland CMP 2001).

Listings for trees:

Randwick City Council
Randwick and District Historical Society – Centennial Park Conservation Area
The Ciry of Sydney Council - Significant Trees - Centennial Park - Moree Park/Anzac Parade
Centennial Parklands
NSW Office Of Environment and Heritage
National Estate
National Trust Register
National Heritage List

Materials
  • Sandstone
Inscription

Above plaque:

ANZAC PARADE

Plaque:

This remodelled roadway was officially opened by the Lady Mayoress of Sydney Mrs. R.D.Meagher 15th March 1917

The Rt. Hon. R.D.Meagher M.L.A.. Speaker Lord Mayor of Sydney

R.H.Brodrick City Architect

A.H.Brigg City Surveyor

T.H.Nesbitt Town Clerk

Address
Cnr Anzac Parade and Moore Park Road
Moore Park NSW 2021
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Memorial avenue/Memorial tree/Memorial trees
  • Obelisk
Recorded by
Pippa Jaminon and Peter Levarre-Waters. Info on trees by John Bellamy.
Established date
1917
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date: 
03/15/1917
Dedication date
15 March 1917
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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