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ANZAC Parade received its name in memory of members of the First Australian Imperial Force (later to become known as ANZACs) who marched down the street from their barracks (now a heritage listed part of University of NSW ) to Sydney Harbour, where they were transported to Europe during World War One. The obelisk marks the start of the roadway. 

The new stone obelisk at the head of Anzac Parade, Moore Park, was the scene of a brief ceremony yesterday afternoon, when the thoroughfare was formally declared open and the bronze lettering on the pillar unveiled by the Lady Mayoress (Mrs. Meagher).

Those present included the Lord Mayor, the town clerk (Mr. Nesbitt), assistant town clerk (Mr. Layton), Aldermen Walker, M'Elhone, Vernon, and Barlow. The city surveyor (Mr. A. H. Brigg), under whose supervision the construction of the new roadway was carried out; Mr. R. H. Brodrick, who designed the obelisk; the Mayor of Randwick (Alderman J Fenton), the town clerk of Randwick (Mr. Percival) and C. W. Cropper, secretary of the Australian Jockey Club, which body contributed £3000 towards the cost of the new thoroughfare.

The Lord Mayor made a short speech, dealing with the history of the locality from 1811, when Moore Park was dedicated to the citizens. The new road, formerly known as Randwick-road, cost in all £15,374, and is 63ft wide, including the flower bed running along the centre. Alderman Meagher said that eventually there would be a continuous thoroughfare over six miles long from Moore Park right to the La Perouse monument.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 16 March 1917.


Note : The obelisk was dismantled in October 2014 for cleaning and restoration and was removed for the building of the controversial $25 million Albert Tibby Cotter Walkway across ANZAC Parade. As at June 2015, the obelisk has not been returned to its original position. 

 

Location

Address:ANZAC Parade, Moore Park, 2021
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.890064
Long: 151.220439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:R.H. Broderick
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th March, 1917
Front Inscription

1917

ANZAC PARADE 

(Plaque)

This Remodelled Roadway Was Officially Opened By The Lady Mayoress Of Sydney Mrs. R.D.Meagher
15th March. 1917
The Rt. Hon. R.D. Meagher M.L.A.. Speaker
Lord Mayor of Sydney
R.H. Brodrick City Architect
A.H. Brigg City Surveyor
T.H. Nesbitt Town Clerk

Source: NRWM, MA
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