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Monuments and National Icons in Canberra

Anzac Parade is the ceremonial avenue of Canberra, stretching from the Parliamentary Zone to Lake Burley Griffin and laid out by Walter Burley Griffin in his original 1912 plans, this wide boulevard honours the war dead of Australia and New Zealand.

The memorials include:

  • The Australian Hellenic Memorial

  • The Australian Army National Memorial

  • The Australian National Korean War Memorial

  • The Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial

  • The Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

  • The New Zealand Memorial

  • The Rats of Tobruk Memorial

  • The Royal Australian Air Force Memorial

  • The Australian Service Nurses National Memorial

  • The Royal Australian Navy Memorial

  • Kemal Ataturk Memorial

Other monuments and places of interest are:

    • The Hall of Memory

    • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    • The Pool of Reflection

    • The Roll of Honour

  • 'The Eagle', the Australian-American Memorial – Russell

  • The Canadian Flagpole – Commonwealth Park

  • The National Carillion – 53 tuned bronze bells, Aspen Island

  • Peace Park – Parliamentary Zone between the Lake and the Library

  • Parliament House – opened in 1988 to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of European settlement in Australia

  • Captain Cook Memorial Jet – Lake Burley Griffin

  • International Flag Display - in Canberra's Parliamentary Zone between the High Court and the National Library on the southern side of the lake

  • Government House – the Governor General's residence not open to the public except on designated open days

  • The Lodge – the Prime Minister's residence not open to the public

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