A Detailed Description

Situated towards the southern end of Hyde Park and centred upon the main avenue, the Memorial is one hundred feet high, its base measures one hundred and fifty feet by ninety feet, and on its main approach is the "Lake of Reflections", bordered by poplar trees in memory of the battle of France.

Construction is of reinforced concrete, the exterior being finished with New South Wales red granite, the interior with New South Wales white marble and comprises a circular "Hall of Silence", above which towers a great "Hall of Memory", domed with stairs, from the terrace level, of which one gazes with bowed head upon the central motif of the memorial design, a bronze group of sculpture, symbolising Sacrifice.