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Experience the quiet solitude of Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past.
Be among the first to explore the refreshed Anzac Square Memorial Galleries.
Following extensive restoration and an interactive digital upgrade curated by State Library of Queensland, visitors to Anzac Square can experience an exhibition that delves deeper into Queensland’s war history than ever before.
Embark on an interactive journey from World War One to today and take time to reflect on the extraordinary true stories of Australia’s servicemen and women in the tranquil and decorated parklands.
Opened in 1930, Anzac Square is the State War Memorial of Queensland; a significant public and historical site dedicated to the men and women who have served their country in conflict and in peace since the Boer War.
With the Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame burning at its heart, Anzac Square provides permanent recognition for those who fought and died in the service of our nation and preserves their legacy by offering generations of Queenslanders a place to reflect on their bravery and sacrifice.
Originally envisaged as a First World War memorial, Anzac Square now acts as a memorial for all Australian conflicts and service, and an important gathering place to commemorate significant events, including Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
In 2013, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council recognised the need to undertake an extensive program of works to maintain, restore, protect and respectfully enhance Anzac Square to ensure its continued use and relevance for current and future generations.
The resulting Anzac Square restoration and enhancement project was a landmark legacy undertaking which, over five years, largely focussed on rectifying structural defects and upgrading interior exhibition spaces (curated by the State Library of Queensland) to enable greater public engagement with the story of Queenslanders in our armed forces. Materials were carefully selected for their environmental qualities, durability and compatibility with the original design, and works intended to sympathetically conserve and enhance the presentation, public access and amenity of the Square.