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Blog post from Monday, 24 November, 2014

On this day, 24th November 1934 the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney was unveiled by HRH the Duke of Gloucester. The Art Deco Memorial was designed by C. Bruce Dellit. Construction began in 1932 with Bathurst pink granite used for the buttresses. Inside the Memorial the domed ceiling is highlighted with 120,000 gold stars - one for each of NSW’s military volunteers during World War I. Raynor Hoff designed the statues, sculptures and bas-reliefs that feature both inside and outside of the Memorial.

The State Library of New South Wales holds a number of photographs and drawings relating to the Hyde Park War Memorial.

ANZAC War Memorial, Hyde Park, 15 September 1930 / drawn by C. Bruce Dellit

Opening of Anzac War Memorial, Sydney, by Duke of Gloucester Photographer: Sam Hood