Heritage & Monuments

Anzac Park

Australia / The Pacific

ANZAC Park is a memorial to the Australians and New Zealanders who served and died, or otherwise contributed to wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The statue, which now stands near the water’s edge, specifically commemorates those who served in World War I and World War II. Built of Helidon freestone, it is 5.5 metres high and inscribed with the names of men who enlisted from Southport and surrounding districts. When the statue was unveiled at the foot of Nerang Street on Wednesday 26 April 1922, the event was reportedly attended by the largest gathering ever held to that date in Southport. It was relocated to the existing site as part of the Southport Broadwater Parklands redevelopment in 2010.Alongside the path south of ANZAC Park are two pine trees representing the Australians who fell at Lone Pine in Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915. The trees grew from seeds from the Gallipoli Lone Pine originally brought home by the diggers.

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