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Walter Torode, Dardanelles Memorial, 1915, granite. Photo Sam Roberts

Dardanelles Memorial

Walter Torode

The Wattle Grove WWI War Memorial is a very early World War I memorial, having been dedicated on 7 September 1915, less than six months after the Gallipoli landing. It is one of the earliest war memorials in Adelaide and South Australia (most monuments were not erected until after the War). It was dedicated to 'Australasians' and therefore included New Zealanders, where most other war memorials were dedicated to Australians or local men who served or died. The support within the Adelaide community for its erection within the Wattle Grove (its original location) testifies to the intense support contemporary South Australians had for those fighting at Gallipoli and the impact of the war on the community. The monument's heritage value is enhanced by its association with Wattle Day which had been inaugurated to demonstrate Australian patriotism. In 2018 the memorial was relocated to be a part of the the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk on Kintore Avenue, linking the National Memorial on North Terrace, with the Pathway of Honour and Torrens Parade Ground.

ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk, Kintore Avenue

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