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01-December-2016
01-December-2016

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The memorial walk and wall commemorates the servicemen and servicewomen of South Australia who fought in conflicts in which Australia has been involved since Federation (1901). 

The wall features images of South Australia's servicemen and women, and pavers embossed with the names of the places where they fought.  The Memorial Walk was designed by Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen architects following extensive consultation with the veteran community and other key stakeholders. It is designed around three pillars of symbolism: remembrance, service and loyalty. The Memorial Walk’s interpretative wall is made of Adelaide black granite and depicts Australian society through a century of conflict.

It pasy tribute to the more than 102,000 Australian servicemen and women lost in conflict since Federation. It also commemorates all major conflicts from World War One to Afghanistan and Iraq, operational theatres, peacekeeping, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the home front, Cheer Up Society, animals, matériel and equipment.

Location

Address:North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.920818
Long: 138.601709
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen (architects)
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Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd April, 2016
Front Inscription
ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk
Left Side Inscription

The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk was officially opened by 

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO Governor of South Australia

In the presence of the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP Premier of South Australia

The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP Minister for Veterans` Affairs

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese

23 April 2016

Right Side Inscription

The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk pays tribute to service and sacrifice of all Australians affected by war.  It is South Australia`s Centenary of ANZAC project.

The Memorial Walk enshrines the contribution of servicemen and women, their families and Australian society.  It honours the more than 102,000 service personnel, many of them South Australian, who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

This tangible recognition of our military history enables all who visit here to reflect upon Australia`s contribution throughout a century of service.  It pays tribute to those who wear our nation`s uniform and commemorates those who did not return home.   In creating this memorial, we ensure the ANZAC legacy is protected as we fulfil our responsibility to past, present and future generations. 

The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk : A memorial for all, not a few.

Embedded in the paving of the Memorial Walk are the names of the majore theatres of war in which Australians have been engaged.  These theatres of war are representative of all areas of conflict to which Australian service personnel have been deployed.

Gallipoli                  Singapore             Europe
Timor & Ambon     Iraq                         Mediterranean
Afghanistan           Atlantic & Arctic    Philippines
Indian Ocean        Vietnam                 Papua & New Guinea
Pacific                    Greece & Crete     Britain
Bougainville          Flanders                Syria
Malaya                   Java                       Northern France
East Timor              Palestine              Borneo
Mesopotamia         North Africa         Sudan
China                       Korea                   Burma
New Britain              Australia              Egypt
Solomons Islands  South Africa

Lest we forget.

Source: MA
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