Memorials, Sydney

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  • LatinAmericanSquare
    LatinAmericanSquare
    by xuessium
  • ANZAC memorial from Hyde Park
    ANZAC memorial from Hyde Park
    by terps94
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    by Sweetberry1
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    ANZAC Memorial

    by terps94 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    ANZAC memorial from Hyde Park

    "LET SILENT CONTEMPLATION BE YOUR OFFERING"

    The phrase says it all. This memorial which opened in 1934 commemorates the sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in WW1, as well as Australians who have fought in war. They have an exhibit downstairs but to fully experience this memorial look down to Hall of Silence were wou will bronze statue called " The sacrifice".

    As a military person this memorial means a lot to me since it reminded of the sacrifice of men and women who like me serve their country.

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    Latin American Square

    by xuessium Written Nov 3, 2008
    LatinAmericanSquare

    This place is hardly ancient...as the square was only unveiled in 1989 and I stumbled upon it quite by accident since none of the guidebooks actually mentioned it.

    Tucked away into a side space along Elizabeth Street, and quite forgotten by passerbys, next to Central Station is a small square, surprisingly neat and not littered with drunkards, with about 12 busts of Latin American heroes, liberators and explorers from the 19th century. This square is dedicated to the contributions of the Latin American population in Australia.

    I must confess I am not too all familiar with Latin American history but I do recognise Simon Bolivar. I do have 1 question though. Why is the bust of Jose Rizal, the national hero of The Philippines doing here? As far as I know, the Philippines were never part of Latin America. A fluff up?

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    Bass-Flinders Memorial

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 27, 2003

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    Memorial..

    The scenery along this stretch of coast is spectacular. Rugged shoreline and natural scenery, as far as the eyes can see.
    Great place for some long distance hiking.

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    Photos from the HMAS...

    by Skylink Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Photos from the HMAS Parramatta memorial. See text under 'off the beaten path' near the Elizabeth Farm (yellow building) photo.

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  • Aug 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    In the Latin America Square in Sydney there is a bust of the national hero of Phillipines because this country was part of the Spanish empire until 1898, actually it was the last colony the Spain lost, the same year as Cuba.

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