Sydney Cenotaph

Sydney Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney

Public Art : Sydney Cenotaph

Sculptor : © Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Description : The Sydney Cenotaph is made from 20 tonnes of granite and guarded by two bronze statues of a soldier and a sailor. The statues were modelled on real soldiers. The first was Private William Piggot Darby from the 15th Infantry Battalion and 4th Field Ambulance AIF and the second was Leading Seaman John William Varco. Varco served on HMAS Pioneer (1914 - 1916) in German East Africa and on HMAS Parramatta (1917 - 1919).

Date Unveiled : The Sydney Cenotaph was  unveiled on 21st of February, 1929. There had been a delay in the unveiling due to the fact that the statues had to be cast in London.

Location : Outside the Sydney GPO in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia.

Points of Interest : The location of the Cenotaph (outside the GPO) was chosen because it was where many of the locals went to enlist for World War I. The Sydney GPO was also the information hub during the war.

A cenotaph is a tomb or momument erected in honor of a person or a group of people who have died somewhere else.

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