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30-August-2014 (Graeme Saunders)
30-August-2014 (Graeme Saunders)

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The ANZAC Hill Memorial was dedicated in 1934 to commemorate those who had served in World War One. A wall containing plaques is situated behind the memorial which now commemorates Australian servicemen and women who have served in all wars and conflicts.

The Alice Springs RSL Sub-Branch, chartered in 1932 with 12 members, was instrumental in having ANZAC Hill and what is now ANZAC Hill High School and oval granted to them as ANZAC Reserve. The Reverend Harry Griffiths of the Australian Inland Mission suggested a memorial be erected on the crown of the hill and he was responsible for the design. The ashes of Reverend Griffiths and his wife are interred in the memorial. The builder was Mr Jack Donnellan and the cost of 90 Pounds was raised by subscriptions, concerts and dances. The road to the memorial, potentially more costly than the monument itself, was constructed with voluntary labour from a small population. Corner floodlights, originally from motor cars and powered by a battery, were replaced with lights from the decommissioned H.M.A.S. Yarra in 1979.

A telegram from Dr. D. R. Brown, of Alice Springs, received on Thursday afternoon, states that Commissioner McKenzie, of the Salvation Army, Sydney, ("Fighting Mac" of the A.I.F.) will unveil the war memorial cairn, and cross on Anzac Hill, Alice Springs, on Anzac Day.
Northern Standard (Darwin), 8th September 1933.


Address:ANZAC Hill Road, ANZAC Hill, Alice Springs, 0870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.694741
Long: 133.882096
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:Reverend Harry Griffiths
Monument Manufacturer:Jack Donellan


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th April, 1934
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

In memory of the fallen and the Unknown Australian Soldier

75th anniversary of Remembrance Day

11. 11. 1993

Plaque : 

This memorial was dedicated by the Rev. Harry Griffiths (1895 - 1987) in 1934.

The ashes of the Rev. Griffiths and those of his wife Dorothy are interred herein


Left Side Inscription


1939  1945

Back Inscription

[Wall behind Memorial]
Plaque :
1950 - 1953

Plaque :
1950 - 1963

Plaque :
1962 - 1966

Plaque :
1962 - 1973

Plaque :
2001 - 

Plaque :
2003 - 2009

Plaque :

For all Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice on peacekeeping missions

Right Side Inscription


1914 - 1919

Source: MA, SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au