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Delivering on a 100-year-old promise
In 1917, the Anzac Parade Memorial Obelisk at Moore Park was unveiled with the promise that one day it would be linked along Anzac Parade to a war monument at La Perouse. However, the La Perouse monument was never built.
100 years later, in 2017, the long-lost promise was revived by Randwick resident and the daughter of an Anzac, Margaret Hope. She approached Council and Randwick Council has committed to complete this vision with plans to design and construct an Anzac monument at La Perouse. The monument will be especially important for remembering the contribution and service of Indigenous soldiers.
The ‘Anzac Parade Monument La Perouse Trust’ is working closely together with Council to develop concepts for the monument which is proposed to be constructed between Anzac Parade and Goorawahl Ave, just south of the existing bus stop shelter.
Randwick Council is currently engaging consultants to develop design concepts. The selected design will be public exhibited and consulted with the community later in 2018.
We want to know what you think about the project and your stories of war, remembrance and home life. Visit our special consultation page to discuss the project with other local residents. Council will release the proposed concepts for the project later in 2018 for formal community consultation.
- Daughters of Anzac
- SMH - 13 March 2017 - Anzac Parade, 100 years on, to be marked by Anzac monuments at both ends
- The Southern Courier - 24 April 2017 - Call for a La Perouse memorial to honour Aboriginal soldiers in historical and modern conflicts
- The Southern Courier - 13 March 2017 - Call for a La Perouse memorial to honour Aboriginal soldiers in historical and modern conflicts