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30-August-2014
30-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Graeme Saunders

The ANZAC Hill Memorial was dedicated in 1934 in memory of those who had served in World War One. A memorial wall containing plaques is now situated behind the memorial which now commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in all wars and conflicts.

The Alice Springs RSL Sub-Branch, chartered in 1932 with 12 members, was instrumental in having ANZAC Hill and what is now ANZAC Hill High School and oval granted to them as ANZAC Reserve. The Reverend Harry Griffiths of the Australian Inland Mission suggested a memorial be erected on the crown of the hill and he was responsible for the design. The ashes of Reverend Griffiths and his wife are interred in the memorial. The builder was Mr Jack Donnellan and the cost of 90 Pounds was raised by subscriptions, concerts and dances. The road to the memorial, potentially more costly than the monument itself, was constructed with voluntary labour from a small population. Corner floodlights, originally from motor cars and powered by a battery, were replaced with lights from the decommissioned H.M.A.S. Yarra in 1979.

A telegram from Dr. D. R. Brown, of Alice Springs, received on Thursday afternoon, states that Commissioner McKenzie, of the Salvation Army, Sydney, ("Fighting Mac" of the A.I.F.) will unveil the war memorial cairn, and . cross on Anzac Hill, Alice Springs, on Anzac Day.
Northern Standard (Darwin), 8th September 1933.

Location

Address:ANZAC Hill Road, ANZAC Hill, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.694741
Long: 133.882096
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Reverend Harry Griffiths (designer) Jack Donellan (Builder)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1934
Front Inscription

LEST WE FORGET

(upper plaque)

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE UNKNOWN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER.  / 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF REMEMBRANCE DAY 11. 11. 1993.

(lower plaque)

THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED BY THE REV. HARRY GRIFFITHS (1895-1987) IN 1934.
THE ASHES OF THE REV. GRIFFITHS AND THOSE OF HIS WIFE DOROTHY ARE INTERRED HEREIN.

Left Side Inscription

REMEMBRANCE 1939 1945

Back Inscription

Korea  
1950 - 1953

Malaya
1950 - 1963

Borneo
1962 - 1966

Vietnam
1962 - 1973

Afghanistan 2001 - 

Iraq
2003 - 2009

For all Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice on peacekeeping missions

Right Side Inscription
REMEMBRANCE 1914 - 1919
Source: MA, SKP
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