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The monument commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's involvement in World War One.  The memorial was funded by a $63,500 grant from the federal government's ANZAC Centenary Grants Program. Additional funds came from Swansea RSL and Sub-Branch and the State government.

The monument consists of a steel rising sun which stands at 4.5 metres tall and eight metres wide.


Address:Bridge Street, Swansea RSL foreshore, Swansea , 2281
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.086878
Long: 151.640719
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Joan Walsh-Smith & Charles Smith (Gidgegannup, WA)
Monument Manufacturer:Aisling Studios (Gidgegannup, WA)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Front Inscription
Left Side Inscription

Plaque :
This memorial was constructed for ANZAC Day 2015 to commemorate 
100 years since World War 1 and the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. 

A similar memorial is located at Onslow, Western Australia. 
Both are constructed so that the sun rises directly through the middle of the monument each ANZAC Day, and then two hours later in Onslow. 

Funding was provided under the Australian Government`s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Additional funds were provided by the NSW State Government, Swansea RSL Club, Swansea RSL Sub-Branch, Catherine Hill Bay RSL Sub Branch, the Maritime Union of Australia, the Australian Maritime Officers Union, Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers and public donations from the Swansea area.

The First World War took the lives of more than 60,000 Australians and seriously wounded more than 200,000. This was at a time when the population of Australia was only around five million, thus having a disastrous effect on almost every family in the land. 

Plaque :

This monument was dedicated by 
the Reverend Clive Gerard, Father Gerard Mackie 
and Salvation Army Major Colin Robinson. 

    It was opened on 25 April 2015, 
by the Federal Member for Shortland, Jill Hall MP
Senator Arthur Sinodinos representing the Federal
        Minister for Veteran Affairs,
and Councillor Jason Pauling representing the NSW
           Minister for Veteran Affairs.

Monument Designer / Manufacturer
Charles & Joan Smith, Aisling Studios, Gidgegannup, WA.

Monument organisers:
Sub Branch President, Bill Duffy,
Secretary, Barney Blundell,
Treasurer, Greg Jehn


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