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Here Is Their Spirit by TonyCrehan
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“Here is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record which they themselves made.” (Charles Bean, 1948)

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Here Is Their Spirit by TonyCrehan

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

From the entrance, you can see the copper-clad dome of the Hall of Memory – inside of which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier.

Stepping through the front entrance to the Memorial, your attention is immediately captured by the Commemorative Courtyard. Straight ahead is the Pool of Reflection.

Surrounding the courtyard and glimpsed through arched cloisters is the Roll of Honour. Here are inscribed in bronze the names of virtually every Australian who has died in war since 1885 – more than 102,000 people. Australia is one of the few nations able to name its war dead so completely. Walking past the Roll gives an impression of the magnitude of this loss. Many visitors insert paper poppies in the niches of the Roll of Honour, next to a name that has significance for them.

The Australian War Memorial is listed on the
Commonwealth Heritage List,
National Heritage List,
Register of the National Estate,
ACT Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Heritage List and Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture,
ACT National Trust Register.

(Source: Australian War Memorial Website)

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in March 2011.

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war, memorial, buildings, spirit, canberra, act, australia, remembrance

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  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...about 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Tony, brings back lots of memories – one of our favourite places when we lived there and were AWM members. WE often used to drop in on the way home if the timing was right for The Last Post, and the Anzac Day Dawn service was a must. It is a wonderful tribute to all who have served for their country.

  • Thanks Odille. There is so much to see there and to reflect upon. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • My dear Indrani. Thank you so much for the fave and for your encouraging comment. tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture of this wonderful memorial. excellent work Tony

  • Thanks Gail.

    – TonyCrehan

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardabout 3 years ago

    great shot of a wonderful building

  • Thasnk you for your generous comment Sharon.

    – TonyCrehan

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Great capture Tony.. it is a gorgeous Building

  • Thanks for the fave and comment Maggie. It is a spectacular place. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 3 years ago

    Cool composition!

  • Thanks for your supportive comment Kim. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • PoshByName
    PoshByNameabout 3 years ago

    Lovely Shot..

  • Thank you very much Maggie. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 3 years ago

    Lovely presentation

  • Thank you for comment and the feature Karen. A great thrill to have my shot among them. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • xzendor7
    xzendor7about 3 years ago

    Beautiful Photo Of A Beautiful Work Of Architecture

  • Hi. Thanks for looking in and for your generous comment. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

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