|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: Queensland, Brisbane|
|Date made||11 November 1930|
First World War, 1914-1918
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View of the crowd attending the dedication of the Queensland National Anzac Memorial. This ...
View of the crowd attending the dedication of the Queensland National Anzac Memorial. This Memorial is in the form of a colonnade of Doric columns with entablature and open roof, the central feature being a bronze urn in which is kept burning the eternal flame of remembrance. Standing in an elevated position in Ann Street, opposite the Central Railway Station, the Memorial is connected by impressive sweeping stairways with Anzac Square below, and the foot of the stairway is flanked by lily ponds and fountains, while pathways dividing the lawns radiate from it. The walls enclosing the Square are of softly tinted Brisbane porphry and the rise to the Ann Street elevation has made necessary the erection of an attractive retaining wall. Into this wall has been introduced a bas-relief, the work of Miss Daphne Mayo, bearing the inscription 'Erected by the women of Queensland in memory of those who lost their lives through the Great War, 1914-1918'. (Copied from 'Anzac Day', 1931.)