Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is a site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November) and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia.
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Views surrounding the Shrine..
so serene..






This memorial marks the role of horses in the wars fought by Australians. The inscription reads:

HE GAINS NO CROSSES AS A SOLDIER MAY, NO MEDALS FOR THE MANY RISKS HE RUNS, HE ONLY IN HIS PUZZLED, PATIENT WAY, “STICKS TO HIS GUNS”

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The well-known bronze statue of the Man with the Donkey shows a soldier from the Medical Corps transporting a wounded colleague to a casualty hospital. True to the practice of not identifying individual's acts of heroism, the memorial is simply dedicated to the valour and compassion of the Australian soldier. The model for the statue was John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his two donkeys, Duffy 1 and Duffy 2. Simpson was killed on active service with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance on May 19, 1915. He was 22-years-old.
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Scenic Sunday

Comments

  1. nice captures, very peaceful and beautiful setting.

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  2. I agree, so serene. How I wish I could also visit and witness the serenity of the place.

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  3. reading thru your vacation posts, it is obvious to me that this is more an educational trip than pleasure. for me, that's a good thing, sharing those places of (real) interest in a part of the world some of us may not get to visit.

    i would refer to your blog should i plan a trip to melbourne.

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  4. What a beautiful place, and this mental tour is just terrific!

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  5. Lovely photos and very touching. Thanks for sharing, Wenn.
    Love your header photo too.

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  6. Wenn: Those were neat captures at a very sacred site.

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  7. What a great place to visit. Nice.

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  8. These are beautiful places Wenn, thanks for sharing and the visit...

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  9. Hi Wenn, I have never been to Australia....yet.
    Nice pics, Lee.

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  10. Nice series of photos. Looks like a very peaceful place to visit.

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  11. Did your daughter go with you? My son doesn't like me when I linger on too long to take my photos.

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  12. Ann, I brought my son along. He had a camera with him too.

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