Centenary of the Anzac Obelisk on ANZAC Parade, Moore Park Sydney 15 March 2017

 

Smoking ceremony for centenary of ANZAC Parade Obelisk

Smoking ceremony for centenary of ANZAC Parade Obelisk

The commemoration of the centenary of the Anzac Obelisk on Anzac Parade was held at Moore Park Sydney on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. Official Guests included the NSW Governor, His Excellency General, The Hon David Hurley AC, The Ministers for Veteran’s Affairs, David Elliott MP and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance MP, The Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Rev. Donald Richardson (whose grandfather was an original ANZAC), Keith Payne VC, representatives of the military services and ex-service organisations and elders of the local Aboriginal Land Council. The RAN Band also participated. President Jim Munro and Commemorations Officer Margaret Snodgrass attended as did Member Darren Mitchell who attended in his role related to the Korean War Memorial.  Alexander Weilsmann, who assists FFFAIF with the Sydney Fromelles Day Commemoration Service was a key person in arranging for the Obelisk being refurbished, re-located and commemorated.

Subsequently, Randwick Council indicated that it was committed to build a similar Obelisk at the southern end of ANZAC Parade, as was envisaged a century ago.

Wreath laying by the NSW Governor, His Excellency General, The Hon David Hurley AC DSC and Mrs Hurley

Wreath laying by the NSW Governor, His Excellency General, The Hon David Hurley AC DSC and Mrs Hurley

NSW Government dedication plaque

NSW Government dedication plaque

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey MP and Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, David Elliott MP at the ANZAC Parade Obelisk

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey MP and Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, David Elliott MP at the ANZAC Parade Obelisk

Anzac Parade, had previously been known as Randwick Road, but was renamed to commemorate the route used by which the troops marched from their training camps at Kensington and Randwick to their place of embarkation at Woolloomooloo.

Embarkation Park, overlooking the wharves at Woolloomooloo

Embarkation Park, overlooking the wharves at Woolloomooloo

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