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11-December-2017 (Peter F Williams)
11-December-2017 (Peter F Williams)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Joanne Klein / Peter F Williams

With its ' Eternal Flame ', the Shrine is a war memorial dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) and was erected by the people of Queenlsnad to perpetuate the memory of approximately 60,000 Queensland men and women who enlisted in the Great War 1914-1918. The memorial now commemorates those who served in World War Two and honours those who made the supreme sacrifice in both wars.

Designed in the Greek Classic Revival style, the columns of the Shrine of Remembrance are built of Helidon sandstone, and the Eternal Flame is kept in a brass urn within the Shrine. The steps leading to the Shrine of Remembrance from ANZAC Square are made of Queensland granite. The Shrine of Remembrance also contains the World War Two Shrine of Memories, with a World War One memorial sculpture on the Shrine of Memories external wall.

A bronze tablet in the memorial being erected in Anzac Square was unveiled by the Governor, Sir John Goodwin, on the 24th May 1930 in the presence of a large crowd, including many returned men. The Lord Mayor, who was amongst those present, stated the memorial and Square would be completed in September. His Excellency, in unveiling the tablet, said the memorial was a tribute to 9074 Queenslanders who gave up their lives and to those who gave up everything and left for distant lands, to uphold the honor of their country.
Townsville Bulletin, 26th May 1930

Armistice Day celebrations took the form of dedication by the Governor (Sir James Goodwin) of a national Anzac Memorial in Anzac Square. Thousands of people attended the ceremony and saw the Governor light a flame which will burn eternally on the memorial.
The Canberra Times, 12th November 1930.

Note: 2014 - The Shrine of Remembrance is presently undergoing restoration work which will be completed in time for the Anzac Centenary in 2015. The Eternal Flame has been relocated to Anzac Park while the restoration works are in progress.







Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466316
Long: 153.026461
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Buchanan and Cowper


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 1930
Front Inscription

Plaque :

For God King and Empire

To the men and women who by patriotism and sacrifice served their country during the Great Wars
1914 - 1918 -- 1939 - 1945

And in hallowed memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice

This monument is erected by the people of Queensland

Source: MA,MIV, QWMR
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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