The Anzac Centenary Cross memorial is a project by the Berri Barmera Council in recognition of the Anzac Centenary 2015, commemorating the servicemen and women who served Australia in peace and war and honouring those who paid the supreme sacrifice. The design includes a red gum cross which signifies the river and the communities along the river from which many citizens of our region have served in the 100 years since the first Anzac’s.
To compliment the cross, is a stylised image of the rising sun. This image has been a common theme to military uniforms and insignia over the century. One unexpected historical coincidence is that the tiles used in the final design orginate in Turkey where the Anzacs landed in Gallipoli in 1915. The foreshore location creates a line of war related memorials within the township, as this Memorial aligns with the Horse Trough memorial and Memorial Gates down the main street of Barmera.