Memorial makes it onto the all-new Monopoly Australia board

The Australian War Memorial will feature on the all-new Monopoly Australia board.

Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson said he was pleased the Memorial will be eternalised in the game and recognised as a significant Australian landmark.

“Monopoly is a household name. The Australian War Memorial is an iconic institution in itself, one with a serious and dedicated purpose. It is pleasing that there is clear recognition of the significance of the Memorial, and that it has been chosen to feature on the new Monopoly Australia board,” said Dr Nelson.

“It is hard to understand Australia and Australians until you visit the Australian War Memorial and feel a connection to the stories told here,” said Dr Nelson.

“We would like to thank VisitCanberra for nominating the Memorial for consideration in the ballot, and for their ongoing support of our activities.”    

A tightly contested election, which took place in November 2016, pitted some of the country’s most loved regions and capital cities against each other for coveted places on the board.  

In 2016 the Memorial was TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice for the No. 1 landmark in Australia and the South Pacific. It was voted by Monopoly players among the red property listings, along with Questacon and Canberra City.

More than 35,000 Monopoly fans voted for their favourite locations and attractions; the Memorial is honoured to be recognised by visitors and the wider public.

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