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25-September-2014
25-September-2014

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A drinking fountain commemorates the 50th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli during World War One.

In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The ultimate objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany.

The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and the 25th April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.

Location

Address:Green Street, Cameron Park, Booval, 4304
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.615568
Long: 152.784991
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1965
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th April, 1965
Front Inscription

To commemorate
The 50th anniversary
       Of
The landing of ANZACS
  On Gallipoli
Erected by
The Eastern Suburbs ANZAC
Day Commemoration Committee
In conjunction with
The Ipswich City Council

A. B. Shewan Hon Sec
25th April 1965

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