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ANZAC Square commemorates those from the Canterbury District who served in World War One. 

There was a big patriotic gathering at Campsie yesterday afternoon, the occasion being the unveiling of a memorial tablet to those soldiers who had enlisted from the district, and also the dedication of Anzac-square as a perpetual monument to the heroic deeds of Australian soldiers both at Galllpoli and in France, Those present included Alderman Wilson (Mayor of Canterbury), who presided, Messrs. J. H. Cann, (Minister for Works), H.Hoyle (Minister for Railways), J. C. L. Fitzpatrick, M.L. A., Aldermen Preston, Ferguson, Moss, Foord, Kier, Colonel Lane Mullins, Mrs. J. Wilson (Mayoress), Mrs. Preston, and Mrs. J. C. L, Fitzpatrick.

There was a big muster of cadets from 39 B area, under Captain Davies, and a squad of Boy Scouts. Addresses bearing on the occasion were delivered. Mr. Hoyle urged greater support from the physically fit for the brave men at present in the firing line, and thus show the world that British pluck had in no way deteriorated. Mr. Cann unveiled the memorial, which is affixed to a rotunda at the entrance to the square, and bears the following inscription: "Anzac Square. Dedicated to the memory of the Canterbury soldiers, who, at the country's call, fought and fell in the fight for freedom and liberty in the Great War. Greater love hath no man than this that the man lay down his life for his friend. 1914-16." During the afternoon the pupils of the Campsie Public School rendered several appropriate part-songs under the direction of Mr. J. J. Mussey (headmaster), and the cadets sounded the "Last Post." The Campsie Silver Band also rendered a programme of music. 
Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 3 September 1916.


Address:Anglo Road, ANZAC Square, Campsie, 2194
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.911489
Long: 151.102341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd September, 1916
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Plaque :

            ANZAC SQUARE
Dedicated To The Memory Of Canterbury`s Sons
Who At Their Country`s Call Fought And Fell
In Defence Of Freedom And Liberty
          In The Great War
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That A Man
Lay Down His Life For His Friends.
                                                 J. A. Wilson

Source: MA
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