Sunday, April 25, 2010

I had to get down quite low to the pebbled ground for this photo.

The Memorial comprises:
a marble crescent,
a bust of Atatürk,
and soil from Anzac Cove.

ANZAC Memorial - Wellington

This was unveiled on Anzac Day 1990.

from the website of Culture and Heritage:
" The Memorial is an outcome of an agreement between the Turkish, Australian and New Zealand governments. In 1984, Australia asked Turkey if the cove on the Gallipoli peninsula could be renamed Anzac Cove in memory of the Australian and New Zealand troops who died there in 1915 during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One. The Turkish Government agreed to change the cove's name from Ari Burnu and also built a large monument to all those who died in the campaign. In return, the Australian and New Zealand governments agreed to build monuments in Canberra and Wellington to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who served as a divisional commander at Gallipoli and went on to become the first president of modern Turkey".

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