Designed by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, the first Australian artist to be knighted, The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead during the 1st World War. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism. It is the centerpiece of wreath-laying ceremonies and dawn service on ANZAC Day, April 25. To the cenotaph's south is inscribed, "To Our Glorious Dead" and the north of the structure bears the inscription "Lest We Forget". Prior to Martin Place becoming a pedestrian thoroughfare, the Centotaph was located in the middle of the road.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Martin Place