Five Dock Memorial re-opens for ANZAC Centenary
Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects have assisted the City of Canada Bay Council with the restoration and design of important focal elements for the Five Dock War Memorial set in the heritage listed Five Dock park, which reopened on ANZAC Sunday the 19th April. This community commemoration highlighted the importance to Australia of the original ANZACs, many who came from the immediate neighbourhood.
The refurbishment of the memorial re-established the heritage values and involved the removal of unsuitable fencing, returning the brickwork to its original form, replacing and renewing structural elements and a new pressed metal ceiling complementing this 1920s structure. Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects using their conservation heritage expertise to guide the refurbishment, creating a new ‘heart’ to the memorial. This feature consists of an ‘eternal flame’ framed in a brass and glass etched names of ANZACs set on a stone plinth.
Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Concord, Sydney – 20 years on
Unveiled in 1995, this living memorial was the focus of a Dawn Service on ANZAC Sunday, 19th of April. A choir supported by a spectacular light show emulating the dawn, highlighted the time and place for the original ANZAC landing of 1915. Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects assisted in the layout of the service and general advice.
ANZAC Commemorative site, Gallipoli, Turkey – Preparations
At Gallipoli in Turkey the ANZAC Commemorative Site is being readied for the ANZAC day centenary commemoration. Designed in 1998 and unveiled in 2000 the site is the focus of the Dawn Service at North Beach, a kilometre to the north of ANZAC Cove. Gallipoli has long been a place of pilgrimage with the centenary having having a special significance to all. The site has been subject to new lettering and supplementary infrastructure for this centenary commemoration.