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The Memorial to the Merchant Navy at the Australian War Memorial
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Most visitors to the AWM walk through the cloisters, past the names on the Roll of Honour. Many though, do not realise that there is another roll to honour the

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The Waiting Woman
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She stands there, her gaze fixed forever on the horizon.  Determination and hope mark her face as she holds her hat against the breeze that blows from the

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Our ANZACs celebrating after a day of hard work
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Operation ANZAC Revamp was a project that involved the revamping of several bus stops to reflect two of the conflicts that are associated with ANZAC Cottage:

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"Bill and Mac" - the Avenue of Honour links the two properties on which the men lived (image from information panel)
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A brief overview of the Jarrahmond Avenue of Honour is provided on one of the information panels adjacent to the Memorial tablets, at the start of the Avenue.

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Granite and sandstone oblisque with carvings and globe mounted on top. Names are engraved and highlighted in gold.

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Newtown Superior

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Square structure with four columns, mounted on steps, complete with four main plaques.

The main stone work is of Bowral trachyte, and the architects were Messrs

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The carved entry on the Bega War Memorial for William Brimblecombe
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The Bega War Memorial Gates form the entrance to a local Sports Ground. Large and imposing, the arch design is a replication of the Ypres (Menin Gates) Memorial

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Built (Unveiled):  1st November, 1906.

Opened by:  1st Baron Northcote - Henry Stafford Northcote (GCMG, GCIE, CB, PC), 3rd Governor General of Australia.

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Sergeant John Ross and Private Andrew Neal, two of the men commemorated at Tambo Upper. (AWM photos)
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The original Tambo Upper Avenue of Honour comprised of six flowering gums that were planted in the 1920s, in memory of six soldiers from Tambo Upper who lost

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John Brady's carving of a First World War nurse
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Like those from almost every other community in Australia in 1914, men and women from Lakes Entrance, Victoria answered the call to arms in the name of ‘King

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The names of Sister Dorothy Elmes and Caroline Ennis on the Oxley War Memorial
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In early February 1942 the Imperial Japanese forces were set to complete their conquest of Malaya with the capture of the British bastion of Singapore. The

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41st Battalion 1st AIF Honour Roll Reproduction story
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A reproduction of the original Honour Roll, housed in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, beneath Anzac Square, Brisbane. This was in honour of the centennial of