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Anzac boulder Battersea Park - 2 Australian war memorials

Sculpture: Anzac boulder

Erection date: 20/12/1990


{The bronze relief on the front of the stone:
Anzac Battlefield Ariburnu Savas Alani, 25.4.1915 - 20.12.1915
{The relief shows the Gallipoli peninsula with various features labelled: the front line, Agean Sea, Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay, etc.. 10 "plaque locations" and 10 "memorial locations" are listed and labelled on the relief, in English and in Turkish.}

Design - Ross J. Bastiaan, 1998
20th December 1990 {This year is puzzling: it seems to mean that the plaque was installed 8 years before it was designed.}
Sculptor – Ray Ewers

{On a plaque on the back of the stone:}
These boulders were brought from Bondi Beach to Battersea park in honour of the undying ANZAC spirit and the shores from which it came.
News Corporation, April 2000

This sandstone boulder (three quarters of a tonne) is one of 6 removed from a golf course next to Bondi Beach and delivered here by the Australian Rupert Murdoch in March 2000.  The other 5 boulders are in the wallaby enclosure in the nearby Children's zoo, the animals being the descendants of those given to the Queen by the Australian Government on her coronation.

Site: Battersea Park - 2 Australian war memorials (2 memorials)

SW11, Battersea Park

An Anzac Day service has been held in Battersea Park every year since 1995, on April 25, very early in the morning.  Since its arrival in 2000 this boulder has featured in the ceremony.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Information Subjects commemorated


Anzac Cove landing

Part of the Gallipoli campaign of WW1.  Opposed by the Ottoman Turkish defend...

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World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Information Created by


Dr Ross J. Bastiaan

From Australian Memorial Park Bullecourt : "Dr Ross Bastiaan is a Colonel in ...

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Raymond Ewers

Born Australia.  Served in WW2 initially as a sapper and then as a war artist.

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Rupert Murdoch

Co-funder of the Reagan statue in Grosvenor Square.  An Australian/American m...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Information Also at this site


Royal Australian Air Force remembrance stone

Above this plaque is a black stone carved with the RAAF badge. The plaque re...

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