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    Located on the Lower Level

Free exhibition
Research Centre Reading Room

The Memorial in Landscape explores the history and significance of the Memorial site, tracing the lineage of the Memorial’s location in the Griffin plan for Canberra from the Palace of Versailles, presenting exquisite unrealised plans for the gardens, and telling how it came to be established within a bushland setting with space for commemoration in its grounds.

The Memorial in Landscape is the third part of the exhibition series A home on a Southern Hill, which marks the 75th anniversary of the Memorial by telling the story of how the Memorial was brought into being, as well as exploring its history and contemporary relevance.

Plan for the Memorial's grounds

Architect Emil Sodersteen's aerial perspective plan drawing for the proposed landscape treatment of the Australian War Memorial grounds illustrating the gardens, terraces and tree-lined road approaches. RC01648