Don’t miss the Australian War
Memorial and its vast collection of everything from bombers and fighters,
submarines, tanks and guns to newspaper reports, soldiers’ diaries and letters
home. Search for the names of loved ones on the memorial wall, visit the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier, and reflect on the spirit of the Aussie digger that has
made Australia what it is today.
There is a whole range of special
events and exhibits going on for the centenary of the First World War and a lot
of photographs and artefacts that will have you captivated. It’s a chilling
experience to stand under the World War Two Avro Lancaster bomber “G for
George” and listen to the sounds of a night raid over Germany.
Do whatever it takes to be in the
Memorial forecourt at closing time, when a lone bugler plays The Last Post. This stirring ceremony
tugs at the heart strings. Afterwards, you might like to stroll down Anzac
Parade to see some of the memorials to those who sacrificed themselves in world
conflicts. The view from here sweeps across the lake to both old and new