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