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The monument commemorates the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli in World War One.

On 25 April 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For the vast majority of the 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders who landed on that first day, this was their first experience of combat. By that evening, 2000 of them had been killed or wounded.

The Gallipoli campaign was a military failure. However, the traits that were shown there – bravery, ingenuity, endurance and mateship – have become enshrined as defining aspects of the Australian character.


Address:63 - 65 Drayton Road, Village on the Downs, Harristown, 4350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.579592
Long: 151.933948
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015


Front Inscription

Plaque :

The residents of the village on The Downs erected this stone in 2015

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings

We honour the troops of ANZAC for their bravery and sacrifice

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

They gave their all

Let you who pass see that through you no slur, nor stain, nor shame fall on the land for which they gave their lives



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