Roses in Garden of Remembrance

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The frieze of roses by Peter D Cole leads to the Garden of Remembrance and adds a trail of colour through the interchange.

The Garden of Remembrance commemorates the Australian men and women from the Willoughby district who died during the Boer War, World War I, World War II, and in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.

The creation of the gardens first began in 1936. The lawns were laid as a grass mound shaped like the tin hats worn by World War I soldiers and were placed at the southern end of the gardens in 1949. The Cross of Remembrance was erected on the grass mound and the gardens were dedicated on Anzac Day 1964.

Every year a Dawn Service is held in the garden on Anzac Day, 25 April. The Dawn March begins at the corner of Albert Avenue and Anderson Street at 5am and finishes at the Cross of Remembrance, where a service is held at 5.25am.