War Memorials and Honour Rolls in the Northern Territory, Australia
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Alice Springs War Memorial (reverse side)
The reverse side of the Alice Springs War Memorial, looking out towards the north-east. The designer of the obelisk was Harry Griffiths; himself a veteran of the First World War - and one time Methodist Minister for Alice Springs. In a book titled 'An Australian Adventure' he wrote with regards to the hill on which this monument stands; "In 1934 the diggers had been successful in having the hill at the northern end of town gazetted as ANZAC HILL, and the open space between the hill and the river as ANZAC RESERVE. The road up to the monument was built by working bees. It is said that old soldiers never die - but a few of us nearly passed out on Alice's 'Burma Road'. Certainly, long before we had reached the top, many had faded away". (pg 152 - 153)
The Darwin War Memorial, situated on The Esplanade in the city of Darwin. The body of water in the background is the Darwin Harbour which was the scene of a fierce air attack by Japanese aircraft on the 19th of February, 1942. This was the first time in Australian history that the mainland had come under attack by a foreign power.
Darwin War Memorial (close-up)
Close-up of the Darwin War Memorial.
Darwin Honour Roll (World War 1)
An Honour Roll commemorating the soldiers from the Northern Territory who were killed in action during the First World War. This Roll of Honour is situated in the entry stairwell of the Darwin R.S.L Club off Cavenagh Street in the Central Business District.