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06-November-2015
06-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The walkway commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landings at Gallipoli in Turkey in April 1915 during World War One.   

The Centenary also commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts after World War One in which Australia has been involved.

Funding was received through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program.

The walkway features artworks inspired by poems from World War One.  The extracts of the poems embedded in the artworks are testament to the experience of ANZACs who fought in the War. The artworks reference the war poetry and the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance.

Well-known artist, Jane Cavanough, created the artworks that depict the city’s connection to World War One.

Ms Cavanough’s work featuring A. E. Housman’s famous poem features a poppy inside a bronzed casing with the words etched from his ‘Here We Dead Lie’ poem. This was constructed by Ms Cavanough and fellow artist and metal fabricator, Thomas Misura.

Her other two works were inspired by J.C. Hackney’s Evacuation of Gallipoli poem and The Farmer Remembers the Somme by Edward Palmer.

 

Location

Address:Ross & Restwell Streets, Bankstown City Gardens, Bankstown, 2200
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.922301
Long: 151.034343
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Designer:Jane Cavanough (Artwork)
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Source: MA
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