ANZAC Memorial

There are many ANZAC tributes around Australia, but Emu Parks Centenary of ANZAC is a striking memorial.

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ANZAC Commemorative Precinct

Emu Parks Centanery of ANZAC walk is a must see tribute to our Anzacs.

There are many ANZAC walk memorials around Australia, but Emu Parks is unique as it wraps around the coast, offering fantastic views of the area. The coastal boardwalk meanders from the central sandstone historical pictographs up towards The Gatehouse, a moving floor-to-ceiling First World War storyboards including portraits of locals. Wander further up past silhouettes and Battle Markers towards a stunning coastal lookout then wraps around and ends at the Singing Ship.

The memorial pays tribute to the ANZAC’s in a way that offers visitors the chance to learn more about an important piece of history and remember those who have given their lives for us.

Lest We Forget.

 

ANZAC Memorial, Emu Park

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Art pieces surrounding the memorial include silhouetted figures of Australian soldiers, originally depicted on the original Centenary of Anzac Memorial, the figures are grouped together in twos and threes and ‘walking up the headland’.

41 World War I Battle Markers are installed in the gardens surrounding the Gatehouse, representing the Navy Imperial Forces, Australian Imperial Forces and the Australian Air Corps, all of whom served in the First World War.

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These elements were funded completely by the RSL. The late Ross Coulter had a grand vision for the Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC Commemorative Precinct and thanks to the fundraising efforts of the RSL, that vision is continuing to unfold.

The Emu Park Anzac Memorial is a historic landmark on the Capricorn Coast, and a focal point to honour both the spirit of ANZAC and all the men and women who have served in the defence of our nation.

 

The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse which opened in 2016 features 26 floor-to-ceiling First World War storyboards including portraits of locals. One well-known personality profiled is Annie Wheeler whose collection of letters resides at State Library of Queensland.

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