Opened in 1930, Anzac Square is the State War Memorial of Queensland; a significant public and historic site dedicated to the men and women who have served their country in conflict and in peace since the Boer War.
Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Anzac Square is best known for its spectacular Shrine of Remembrance – a cenotaph constructed of Helidon sandstone and inscribed with the names of battlefields where Australian soldiers fought during the First World War. Within the circular enclosure, a bronze urn burns with the unmissable Eternal Flame.
Concealed beneath this historic site lie the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries, curated by State Library of Queensland. Visitors to the refreshed exhibition can now delve deeper than ever before into Queensland’s war history — embarking on an interactive journey from World War One to today — before reflecting on the extraordinary true stories of Australia’s servicemen and women in the tranquil and decorated parklands.
Following in the footsteps of Queenslanders past and present, who have been coming to Anzac Square for almost a century to commemorate Australia’s service community, is a wonderful way to uphold the ANZAC spirit. Experience the quiet solitude of Queensland’s preeminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past from the state’s most trustworthy source.
At 11am, 1pm and 3pm, George Phillips, Practice Director of Tanner Kibble Denton Architects, will present the architect’s perspective of the recently completed restoration and enhancement of Anzac Square.
Frequency of Guided Tours: At 11am, 1pm and 3pm, George Phillips, Practice Director of Tanner Kibble Denton Architects, will present the architect’s perspective of the recently completed restoration and enhancement of Anzac Square.
Is Heritage listed
Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: National Trust's Gold Award for Conservation Works 2015 Premier's Sustainable Heritage Award 2016