The Hall of Memory
In the “Hall of Memory” are four Niches on the walls on which are inscribed the names of each of the major battles in which the A.I.F. participated.
The France and Belgium Niche
On the floor of this Niche is a stone taken from France around which, in the marble paving is a representation of the ‘Rising Sun’ – the insignia of the A.I.F.
The Egypt and Palestine Niche
This contains the names of the principle areas of battle of the Palestine and Mesopotamia campaigns and, let into the floor, is a stone taken from Palestine around which the ‘Rising Sun’ circles to tell of the connection between these countries and the sons of Australia in their great adventure.
The New Guinea and the High Sea Niche
On the walls of the Niche are carved the names of the principle places in New Guinea and Episodes at Sea, where or in which, Australians participated. On the floor of this Niche is a stone taken from New Guinea and radiating from it in the paving is again the ‘Rising Sun’.
The Gallipoli Niche
Tells of the places sacred to Australian memory; places where the men of the A.I.F. engraved the name of their country on the pages of History. Here are to be read, the names of the great battles in which the A.I.F. participated in this theatre of war, and here on the floor of this Niche is also a stone, which was taken from the shores of Gallipoli, and around it halo-like, is the ‘Rising Sun’.