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ANZAC Parade, Canberra: 31 reviews and 71 photos

  Maritime on land
by iandsmith

On the broad avenue called Anzac, THE most memorable street in Canberra, there are memorials placed dedicated to areas of conflict participated in by Australians. It is the grandest street in Australia, its width alone demanding your attention but the layout on the sides amplifying that attention.
This particular piece is in memory of those who served in the maritime areas and it seemed a little incongruous to me stuck amid the classic gum trees, very few of which have ever been to sea.
The chiselled edges and sombre colours seem to typify war statues, possibly alluding to a formidable comradeship and solid appearance of them as a foe. Sometimes, for me, the heroism displayed by many tries to paper over the cracks of those who will never return.

Address: Anzac Avenue, Canberra
Directions: On the south eastern side of Lake Burley Griffin
Phone: 02 6243 4211
Website: http://www.awm.gov.au/

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2005
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