Extract from Wartime 53
early 2011... On another matter, some people think that the Australian War Memorial is behind the proposal that new First and Second World War memorials be established at Rond Terraces at the foot of ANZAC Parade in Canberra. This is not so. I am not a supporter. It is unconvincing to try to justify two expensive new memorials on the premise that nowhere is there proper commemoration. The very existence of the Australian War Memorial has its explicit origins in the First World War; the overwhelming majority of the Roll of Honur listings come from both those wars; and symbolism of the Hall of Memory relates totally to them. Why on earth is there a need to duplicate all this? ...
Steve Gower AO, AO(Mil)