The Archives Doorway

On the other side of this doorway growing imperceptibly from the marble walling are urns carved in marble and bearing graven flames of sacrifice.

On the door leading to the Archives Room is a symbolic representation of the Red Cross. Surrounding this doorway, carved from the solid marble, is an abstract symbolism representing the ‘Flaming Sword of War’, pointing to the war years, 1914 to 1918, and carried on the wings of time, and arising – like the source of its inspiration – is the ‘Rising Sun’ of the A.I.F. – rising and ever to arise fresh in the minds of Australian generations, the symbol of a young country grown nationhood.