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The monument commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli Landing in April 1915 and remembers the service and sacrifice of those who served in World War One.

The landing at Anzac Cove on Sunday, 25 April 1915, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the British Empire, which began the land phase of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One.  The assault troops, mostly from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), landed at night on the western (Aegean Sea) side of the peninsula. 

Although they failed to achieve their objectives, by nightfall the ANZACs had formed a beachhead, albeit much smaller than intended. In places they were clinging onto cliff faces with no organised defence system. Their precarious position convinced both divisional commanders to ask for an evacuation, but after taking advice from the Royal Navy about how practicable that would be, the army commander decided they would stay. The exact number of the day's casualties is not known. The ANZACs had landed two divisions but over two thousand of their men had been killed or wounded, together with at least a similar number of Turkish casualties.

Since 1916 the anniversary of the landings on 25 April has been commemorated as ANZAC Day, becoming one of the most important national celebrations in Australia and New Zealand.


Address:Laman Street, Apex Park, Nelson Bay, 2315
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.720164
Long: 152.143194
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


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1915 - 2015

100 Years

This column has been erected by the citizens of Port Stephens

To commemorate the centenary of the landing of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, and to remember the  sacrifice and service given by all who served in the Great War 1914 - 1919.

For so much what shall we repay



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