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17-March-2015
17-March-2015

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Gallipoli Reach was named on ANZAC Day 1985 to symbolise the battle site in Turkey where Australian and New Zealand forces fought in 1915 during World War One.  Turkey reciprocated by naming landing site at Gallipoli,  ‘ANZAC Cove’.

The plaque commemorates the valour of the men of ANZAC and the Turkish defenders, led by General Kemal Ataturk.

Gallipoli Reach comprises the shoreline of Lake Burley Griffin, between Nerang Pool in Commonwealth Park and Aspen Island in Kings Park.

Location

Address:Parkes Way , Foreshore, Kings Park, Parkes, 2600
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.291597
Long: 149.138507
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Natural Feature
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th April, 1985
Front Inscription
THIS AREA OF FORESHORE BEARS THE NAME 
           'GALLIPOLI REACH' 

IN HONOUR OF THE VALOUR OF THE MEN OF ANZAC,
AND THE TURKISH DEFENDERS LED BY KEMAL ATATURK,
LATER FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT 
                 OF MODERN TURKEY. 

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED ON 25 APRIL 1985,
THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING AT ANZAC COVE. 


 
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