There are a few different Australian war memorials scattered throughout the country with the biggest one actually being called the Australian War Memorial in the capital city of Canberra. It consists of three parts which are the Commemorative Area, the Memorial’s galleries, and the Research Centre. In American terms it would be considered the shrine, museum, and hall of records. The Commemorative Area has bronze plaques that name the 102,000 Australian service men and women who died in conflicts.
The Australian War Memorial is not the only war memorial in Australia. The ANZAC War Memorial is the main monument commemorating soldiers in Sydney Australia. It was built in 1934 and is located on the eastern edge of Sydney’s central business park. It was originally built as a memorial to Australia’s WWI forces.
There is a Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne as well as a Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane. Both of these places help to host remembrance days for Australia’s fallen soldiers. The Shrine in Brisbane was finished in 1930 after taking two years to build and helped to commemorate soldiers from WWI. The Shrine in Melbourne was designed by two architects who were also WWI veterans which helps to give special meaning to the memorial.
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