City Central / Spring Hill **NEW** ANZAC Square



285 Ann St, Brisbane City



S. H Buchanan & Cowper Architects

Year Built

Constructed 1929-1930. Crypt developed in 1951, Extensive refurbishment & repair 1983 & 2005. Major Refurbishment in 2014-15

Anzac Square is Queensland's National War Memorial. Opened on Armistice Day 1930 (now Remembrance Day) it was constructed with donations from ordinary Queenslanders. Originally built to honour those service men and women who fell in the Great War, it now honours all Queensland service men and women who serve in all conflicts and in peacekeeping and peacemaking actions.

There are 3 components of Anzac Square, the Shrine of Remembrance, the parkland and the Crypt and Galleries. The Shrine of Remembrance on Ann Street takes the form of a cyclostyle of 18 sandstone columns supporting an open sandstone ring which carries the names of the major World War 1 battlefields. The Eternal Flame sits centrally in the cyclostyle.

The parkland below is integral to the memorial and was designed to focus attention on the Shrine and to provide a peaceful and uncomplicated setting. The 3 pathways converging on the Shrine represent the 3 arms of the Defence Services. The trees represent parts of the world where Australian Troops served.

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