Albury War Memorial. Albury. NSW. Australia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 36° 04.750 E 146° 54.136
55H E 491200 N 6007266
Quick Description: The War Memorial was originally built in memory of World War 1 soldiers of Albury’s own infantry battalion but plaques were set in the gardens around the monument to recall those who had died in both World Wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 5/15/2008 8:48:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM3TEE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martinell
Views: 42

Long Description:
Located on Monument Hill at the western end of Dean Street, the Albury War Memorial is the most visible landmark in the city. It stands at 30.5m high, built of re-forced concrete which is flood lit by night.

The site was chosen by city town planner Charles Reade, and the monument, designed by Architect Louis Harrison, was opened on Anzac Day 1925 by General Paine.

The monument is a white ferro concrete tower, in the form of a tapered lighthouse painted stark white and surmounted by a 'torch of liberty'. This torch is 1.8 meters high and faced with 40 panes of prismatic glass.

During the day sunlight plays through this glazing giving the torch the illusion that it is lit. The tower provides a striking terminus to the vista down the street.

The tower was originally lit by ground lights however electric lighting was not supplied to the torch until 1995. In the same year a number of individual plaques were set in the gardens around the monument to recall those who had died in both World Wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The garden beds are lined with these plaques decorated with red poppies, the symbol for all of the ANZACs.

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

In Honor Of: Dedicated to the men of the 13th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, "Albury's Own".

Date of dedication: Anzac Day. 1925.

Who Put it Here?: The District of Albury.

Description of Memorial:
This memorial stands on top of Monument Hill overlooking the border cities of Albury and Wodonga and the Murray River. It is a very striking structure, tall and white, and can be seen from all around the district. This is also a good viewpoint for the whole area.

Marker Text: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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