2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
The Defence of Sydney Monument is a sandstone lookout over Sydney Harbour, with design elements representing the three armed services of the Second World War. It was dedicated on 18 November 1995 by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AO.
A memorial service is hosted annually by the Federal Member for Warringah on the last Friday of May.
The monument was commissioned by the Warringah Australia Remembers Trust and adjoins a memorial walkway managed by the Royal Australian Artillery Historic Company in cooperation with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.
Dr Peter Oppenheim was the architect of the monument, which was engineered by John Elliott, CUMEC Pty Ltd, and built by GerryDuits.
The Defence of Sydney Monument
Foundation stone laid by Sir Roden Cutler VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE
27 May 1995
Australia Remembers 1945-1995
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 1945 - 1995
His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, Governor of New South Wales unveiled this monument on Saturday 18 November 1995
The Defence of Sydney Monument 1939-1945
This lookout is dedicated to the memory of the men and women of the armed services of Australia, her allies, and those who served in the civilian services and volunteer organisations, who worked to protect the port of Sydney throughout the Second World War.
Royal Australian Navy:
Royal Australian Naval Reserve - Seagoing
Royal Australian Naval Reserve
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service
Women's Royal Australian Naval Service
Naval Auxiliary Patrol
Australian Military Forces:
Armour, Royal Australian Artillery, Royal Australian
Engineers, Signals, Infantry, Intelligence,
Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Service Corps,
Medical, Ordnance, Provost, Nursing Service,
Australian Army Medical Women's Service,
Australian Women's Army Service,
Volunteer Defence Corps
Royal Australian Air Force:
Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service,
Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force,
Voluntary Air Observer Corps
Merchant Navy, Pilot Service, Maritime Services
Board, Public Works, Voluntary Aid
Detachments, Women's Australian National Service,
Women's Air League, Women's Emergency Signallers,
Police, Fire Services, Ambulance Services,
Air Raid Wardens, Hospital Staff
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