ANZAC Hill

ANZAC Hill is located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

The Arrernte name of ANZAC Hill have been recorded as both Untyeyetwelye[1] and Atnelkentyarliweke.[2]

A popular walk in Alice Springs is along the Lions Walk to ANZAC Hill.[3] This observation point gives panoramic views over the township of Alice Springs. Anzac Hill is also a Geodetic Fundamental Point for Surveyors, and levels are taken from a marker on the hill.

History

Behind the town of Alice Springs, in Central Australia stands ANZAC Hill.[4] In 1932 The RSL club successfully chartered to have ANZAC Hill, the high school and the oval granted as ANZAC Reserve. Dedicated in 1934 to the ANZACS of World War I, Dawn services are held each year on ANZAC day here, at the memorial.

The Rev Harry Griffiths designed the Anzac Memorial,[5] on top of ANZAC Hill, in 1933. This memorial was unveiled on Anzac Day 1934[6] and dedicated to Rev Griffiths by Dudley Adamson in 1934. Rev Griffiths’ ashes were placed in the memorial, along with those of his wife, on 2 June 1987.[5]

References

  1. "Remembering WWI Stories On Untyeyetwelye (ANZAC Hill)". CAAMA Radio. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  2. Brooks, David, 1950- (2003). A town like Mparntwe : a guide to the dreaming tracks and sites of Alice Springs. Alice Springs, NT: Jukurrpa Books. ISBN 1864650451. OCLC 56211336.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. "Alice Springs Town Centre. Anzac Hill". www.wilmap.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. Design, UBC. "ANZAC Hill Memorial | Monument Australia". monumentaustralia.org.au. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. "Anzac Hill". www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. "ALICE SPRINGS "GROWING UP"". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 30 April 1934. p. 10. Retrieved 1 May 2015 – via National Library of Australia.


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