National War Memorial, Adelaide, Adelaide

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The National War Memorial is a monument on the north edge of the city centre of Adelaide, South Australia, commemorating those who served in the First World War. Opened in 1931, the memorial is located on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, adjacent to the grounds of Government House. Memorial services are held at the site throughout the year, with major services on both Anzac Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November).First proposed in 1919, the memorial was funded by the Parliament of South Australia, making it the first Australian state war memorial to be confirmed after the war. The design of the memorial was selected through two architectural competitions. The first competition, in 1924, produced 26 designs—all of which were lost before judging could be completed after fire destroyed the building in which they were housed. A second competition, in 1926, produced 18 entries, out of which the design by the architectural firm Woods, Bagot, Jory & Laybourne-Smith was selected as the winner.The design—effectively a frame for two scenes depicted through Rayner Hoff's marble reliefs and bronze statues—shows the prelude and the epilogue to war, depicting both the willingness of youth to answer the call of duty and the extent of the sacrifices which they made. In this, the work is not displaying a material victory, but instead a victory of the spirit. At the insistence of W. F. J. McCann, president of the Returned Soldiers' League, bronze tablets were cast to line the walls of an inner shrine, on which are listed the names of all South Australians who died during the Great War.
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  • National War Memorial ini adalah tugu peringatan kepada para pejuang yang gugur dalam perang. Berlokasi di kawasan North Terrace, tepatnya di seberang Museum Migrasi. Terdapat bilik kecil di dalam tug...  more »
  • A chance to take a photo of this Memorial. It served as a landmark spot to know where we were on our walking trips  more »
  • A moving tribute to respect, honour and remember those who fought for our country, I thank you for your service.  more »
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  • What a stunning piece of sculpture and architecture used to commemorate those lost in conflict. The archangel resting on the sword is truly heavenly and a beautiful addition to the already stunning North Terrace
  • Check not only the adjacent monuments but the names listed inside.
  • A place of contemplation and respect for our War Heroes.
  • Nice to go there and honour our fallen soldiers
  • Fantastic place

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