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"Where to get a panorama of the city: Anzac Hill" Top 5 Page for this destination Alice Springs Things to Do Tip by xuessium

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Anzac Hill offers an excellent view of Alice Springs and the surroundings with a superb 360 degrees panorama.

There is a monument here, on the top of the hill, and was designed by the Rev Harry Griffiths, then President of the Returned Soldiers League, commemorating the spirit of ANZAC. (For the uninitiated, Anzac refers to "Australia & New Zealand Army Corps" and an ANZAC Day is held on 25 April each year in both Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the many Australians and New Zealanders killed in war and to honour returned servicemen and women. The day is significant as it was on that fateful day in 1915 during WW1 that a senseless number of Australians and New Zealands perished while trying to land and obtain a foothold at Gallipoli, Turkey in the name of empire) On Anzac Day each year, a dawn service is held at the monument, and at 10.00am, ex-servicemen march from Todd Mall to the monument where a Remembrance Service is held.

Vehicle access to the monument and look-out is by means of a bitumen road to the west, while the Lion's Walk, from opposite the Catholic Church in Wills Terrace, is for the more energetic.


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  • Written Nov 27, 2005
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