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"COMMEMORATIVE AREA?PART 1" Top 5 Page for this destination Australian War Memorial Tip by balhannah

Australian War Memorial, Canberra: 72 reviews and 178 photos

  Pool of Reflection
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  • Pool of Reflection - Canberra
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  • The Arched Cloisters - Canberra
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  • Arched cloisters and the Pool of Reflection - Canberra
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  • Rememberance Poppies - Canberra
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When you enter the War Memorial, if you keep on walking, then you would walk into this area.
The large “POOL OF REFLECTION,” with the Eternal flame burning is located here, and on either side are arched cloisters which record the Wars in which the Australian forces have fought.

Lining the walls are small gargoyles which have been crafted to represent native Australian Fauna.
At the head of the stairs are two sandstone sculptures of Indigenous people overlooking the courtyard as guardian figures.

A formal garden , planted with Rosemary because of its symbolic significance, borders the courtyard. Rosemary has stood for remembrance since Roman times.

On the side walls are the Roll of Honour, with the names of the 102,000 Australian Servicemen and Women who have lost their lives in War.
Many of these have red poppies put there by relatives. These are another important symbol of remembrance.
For a small fee, the Memorial can create a Roll of Honour certificate for you.

OPEN 10 - 5 PM daily

Address: Treloar Crescent, Campbell
Phone: 02 6243 4211

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2009
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