Sydney Cenotaph - Australia
Sydney Cenotaph is located in Sydney.
Sydney Cenotaph monument was established on 1927.
Primary threats to Sydney Cenotaph :
It is used on a regular basis for ceremonies, far more than the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Cenotaph is the centre for the Anzac and Armistice Day dawn service ceremonies held Sydney, regularly drawing thousands of attendees.
Historical facts of Sydney Cenotaph :
The Sydney Cenotaph is located in Martin Place and is one of the oldest World War I war monuments in the Central Business District. Martin Place, adjacent to the Sydney General Post Office (GPO), was the location in which the majority of Sydney-born soldiers enlisted into the Army for World War I. The Sydney GPO was also the main conduit of news information regarding World War I. On 8 March, 1926, the Premier of NSW, Jack Lang, indicated that the State Government would provide a sum of ten thousand pounds for the commissioning of Sir Bertram Mackennal to undertake the project of the design and erection of a Cenotaph in Martin Place, to be completed by 25 April, 1929. It was completed in 1927. It is made from 20 tonnes of granite. The model for the soldier was Private William Pigott Darby from the 15th Infantry Battalion (Gallipoli & the Western Front; wounded at Pozieres) and 4th Field Ambulance AIF. A native of Monasterevin, Ireland (born 25 Apr 1872), he died in Brisbane on 15 November, 1935.