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Shrine of Remembrance

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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Built 1927-34

Designed by Hudson and Wardrop

World War II Memorial forecourt

Built 1950-54

Designed by Ernest E. Milston

Redevelopment

Built 2002-03

Designed by Ashton Raggat McDougall (ARM).

 

Arguably Melbourne’s most important public monument.

A focus of cultural identity balancing the monumental scale of Melbourne’s Hoddle grid plan across the northern side of the Yarra.

The design of the shrine resulted from a world-wide architectural competition, won by Victorian returned soldiers, Philip Hudson and James Wardrop.

Their entry was influenced by details from classical Greek monuments, with the cubic form stepped pyramid roof derived from the mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

 

The Dedication Ceremony for the Shrine of Remembrance was held on the morning of November 11th 1934.

 

Postcards of the Shrine of Remembrance throughout the ages, inside and out.

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Four more postcards.

 

 

This postcard shows the view of the Shrine looking down to the southern end of Swanston Street.

 

The view down the central axis of Hoddle’s grid showing the Shrine’s central locality.

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Photographs I've taken at the Shrine. smiley

 

 

The website:

http://www.shrine.org.au/Home

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The Shrine of Remembrance was inspired by the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

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The Shrine of Remembrance

Every day of the year

The department of veteran affairs

First published in 2003

Available at the shrine

 

In print

 

The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne occupies a special place both in the physical landscape of the city and in the hearts of Victorians – and indeed all Australians.

Every day of the year is a pictorial record of the Shrine of Remembrance and the people who have embraced it. For the part, they are Victorians. However, many visitors come to the Shrine from interstate and overseas – many with family connections to Victoria, their forebears having enlisted in this State, and others simply to pay their respects.

The Shrine of Remembrance holds a special place in our history, and is a memorial for all of us.

 

Neat and compact book!

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http://www.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/our-projects/our-current-projects/shrine-galleries-of-remembrance

From Major Projects Victoria

Shrine Galleries of Remembrance

In May 2012 the Victorian Coalition Government committed $22.5 million towards the Galleries of Remembrance project at the Shrine of Remembrance.

 

The project will focus on the redevelopment of the Shrine’s undercroft space and construction of a southern extension beneath the mounds. This will create a mirror image of the Visitor Centre redevelopment, which was completed in 2003. 

 

The development will expand and improve facilities for exhibitions, community research, and the delivery of school and community education programs.

 

These new facilities will enhance the Shrine’s capacity to meet demand for commemorative activities during the Centenary of Anzac and World War 1 commemorative period (2014-18).

 

One of the highlights of the development will be the display of a lifeboat used during the Gallipoli landing from the troop and hospital ship SS Devanha, on loan from the Australian War Memorial.

 

Major Projects Victoria is working with the Shrine Trust and the Department of Planning and Community Development to deliver the project.

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Another postcard from my collection:

 Another great aerial:

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Shrine of Remembrance website:

http://www.shrine.org.au/The-Shrine-Story/History

A couple of shots from the site.

 

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A badge from the 1930s.

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LOL, almost looks like they built an entrance to the Batcave at the Shrine. yessmiley

Part of The Shrine of Remembrance project by ARM Architecture. Photo: John Gollings

 

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