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(Diane Watson)
(Diane Watson)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers

The monument commemorates the ANZACS and the Battle of Gallipoli and replaces the Gallipoli Fountain of Honour in Roma Street. The design is boat shaped and the steeped wall of the memorial in elevation represents the rugged terrain that was encountered by the ANZAC soldiers who fought in World War One.

Glass mosaic tiles representing the historic cove and its waters are other features of the new memorial which includes a boulder and pebbles from ANZAC Cove itself. Important elements of the old memorial such as the ANZAC Forces bronze crest - the Rising Sun Badge - and the mask of Ataturk, the Turkish leader have been incorporated into the monument.

It was unveiled by the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh on the 4th November 2008.

Location

Address:Parkland Boulevard, Roma Street Parklands, Memorial Corner, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.461667
Long: 153.017778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:12-December-1915

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 4th November, 2008
Front Inscription

ANZAC Cove 25th April - 12th December 1915

Dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the battle of Gallipoli during World War 1

Back Inscription

"Those heroes that shed their blood
and lost their lives
you are now lying in the soil of a
friendly country therefore rest in
                                         peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
and the Mehmets to us where
they lie side by side in this country
                                         of ours.
You, the mothers,
who sent their sons from far away
countries wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now lying in our
bosom and are in peace
after having lost their
lives on this land. 
They have become our sons as well" 
1934 
K. Ataturk

{ Same inscription in Turkish }

Source: MA
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