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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.
|Address:||North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, 5000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.920818|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen (architects)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 23rd April, 2016|
ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk
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
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.