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19-November-2014 (Russell Byers)
19-November-2014 (Russell Byers)

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers / Peter Williams

Formerly the Glebe Island Bridge, on Remembrance Day, 11 November 1998, the New South Wales Government bestowed the bridge to the New South Wales Returned Serviceman’s League for re-naming as ‘The ANZAC Bridge’  as a memorial to members from both sides of the Tasman who formed the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - the ANZACs.

The monument located at the western end of the bridge is of an Australian soldier, and on the eastern end of the bridge is a monument of a New Zealand soldier. A handful of sand from Gallipoli rests under the foot of the digger as a permanent connection with comrades who fell and remain at the Gallipoli Battlefield in Turkey. The four metre bronze statue of an Australian World War One Digger was placed on the western end monument on the 25th April 2000. The statue of the New Zealand soldier was officially dedicated on the 27th April 2008.

Location

Address:Western Distributor Freeway, Rozelle, 2039
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867778
Long: 151.181389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Alan Somerville (New Zealand)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 1998
Front Inscription

ANZAC BRIDGE

Plaque : 
THIS BRIDGE WAS OFFICIALLY RENAMED 
             ANZAC BRIDGE 
                           ON 
REMEMBRANCE DAY 11 NOVEMBER 1998 
                           BY
THE HONOURABLE BOB CARR MP
PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES

G E (Rusty) Priest  President  Returned and Services League (NSW Branch) 
Australian and New South Wales Governments


Plaque :
GLEBE ISLAND BRIDGE
OFFICIALLY OPENED 
                  ON 

SUNDAY, 3 DECEMBER, 1995 
                  BY  
The Hon Peter Baldwin MP  
Federal Minister
For Social Security 
Federal Member for Sydney

The Hon Bob Carr, MP
NSW Premier

The Hon Michael Knight MP 
Minister for the Olympics  
Minister for Roads

JOINTLY FUNDED BY THE COMMONWEALTH 
AND NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENTS

 

Left Side Inscription

ANZAC MEMORIAL 
was officially unveiled by 
The Honourable Bob Carr MP 
Premier of New South Wales


Mr G E (Rusty) Priest AM 
    State President 
RSL of Australia (NSW Branch) 
             on 
ANZAC DAY 25 APRIL 2000

  In the presence of
Mr C E Mance  A WW1 Veteran
Ms Priscilla Williams Consul- General of New Zealand

Plaque :
The RTA commissioned Alan Somerville, Artist/ Sculptor to create this 4.2m bronze statue of a World War 1 Digger as a memorial to the ANZACS
Sand from Ari Burnu Beach, Gallipoli was collected and placed under the statue by Mr G E (Rusty) Priest AM State President, RSL of Australia (NSW Branch)

Right Side Inscription
Plaque:
NEW ZEALAND
ANZAC MEMORIAL
Officially Dedicated by

The Right Honourable Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Honourable Morri Iemma
Premier of New South Wales

27 April 2008

Plaque: 
TO THE FALLEN
Beneath this statue of a 
NEW ZEALAND WORLD WAR 1 SOLDIER
is sand from the shores of Gallipoli 
as a tribute to all New Zealand and Australian service personnel
who have lost their lives in time of war

KA MAUMAHARA TONI TATOU KI A RATOU
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 
27 APRIL 2008

Mr.DEJ Rowe OAM     AVM Robin Klitscher CBE DFC AFC
RSL State President    RNZRSA National President

 
Inscription in Proximity

 


 

Source: SKP, NRWM, MA
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