Friday, March 21, 2008

South Australian National War Memorial


This war memorial was officially unveiled on Anzac Day (25th April) in 1931. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the service of their country during the Great War 1914-1918.

Inside the memorial is a crypt with bronze honour rolls lining the walls. These contain the names of the 5511 men who fell.

The figure within the arch represents the spirit of Duty, holding a sword shaped as a cross, the symbol of battle and sacrifice.

In the front is a group symbolic of the youth in the community; a student, a farmer and a girl.

For detailed information about the Memorial click here.

3 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Nicely taken, light the effect the light is giving.

Nathalie said...

Brilliant photo, Gordon. The distance and night-time lighting make for striking silhouettes.

Donna said...

I love the "spirit" of the shot...beautiful....hughugs