Sunday 23rd July 2017

Memorial Walk Newcastle. 2017.64.

Memorial Walk Newcastle. 2017.64.

This week I visited Newcastle NSW which is about a 45 minute drive north from us.

I had wanted to see and experience the Memorial Walk at Newcastle since its opening two years ago.

Whilst it was a very windy day, I did walk along some of it. I was drawn to it because of where it is and its purpose.

The walk was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and the commencement of steel making in Newcastle; it acts as a magnificent memorial to the men and women of the Hunter who served their community and their country.

If you live near here or want to visit Newcastle to see this and walk along it to admire the scenes and the purpose, here is a link all about it.

I love places where history can be remembered and those who played their part honoured.

Have you visited here?

Is there somewhere like this where you live?

Denyse.

Joining Sammie and friends here for the Ultimate Rabbit Hole link up on weekends.

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Comments

  1. No, but I would love to. It looks amazing. I remember visiting the main park at Perth and again at Albany, WA, where every tree marked a person who had died in an act of war or terrorism, and where the details were known, they were given. Very moving.

    • Oh wow, that sure would be Bron. Thank you for sharing. This place is amazing and I will spend more time next time I visit I am sure.

  2. I love Newcastle. It was the first place I ever visited in Australia and it will always have a special place in my heart. I haven’t been for a couple of years and there are so many new places to see, eat and drink, including this walk. I’m definitely adding it to the list! Thanks for sharing x

    • It has grown again due to its gentrification away from the traditional industrial cityscape yet it retains its heritage. It was even more vibrant this visit than 2 years ago. However, they are always in the middle of building/changing something infrastructure-wise! A weekend away there would be awesome for you and D.

  3. ANZAC day as me quiet emotional as a mother to sons. What a beautiful walk you have captured in these shots. Thanks for linking up with the Ultimate Rabbit Hole xox

    • I do not know how some of those mothers coped when their sons went away. The sons, in many cases (including my paternal grandfather) thought it was ‘to see the world.’ Sadly some never returned. My grandfather was injured and married his war bride (from the UK) back her in Australia.