The iconic State War Memorial is visited by more than 40,000 people each Anzac Day Dawn Service, with numerous wreath-laying ceremonies held every year.
The State War Memorial precinct is located on Mount Eliza overlooking Perth water. The precinct comprises of the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection with memorials to various battles, military units, prisoners of war and other groups found throughout the parklands.
The Cenotaph is an 18 metre granite obelisk honours all Western Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. The heavy concrete foundations are supplemented by heavy brick walls which enclose an inner crypt. The internal walls of the undercroft list the names of more than 7,000 members of the services killed in action or who died of wounds or illness in Wold War 1.
The ANZAC Bluff Commemorative Plaque is dedicated to the 2,500 men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps known as ANZAC, who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.
Memorial services or film and photography bookings within the precinct require joint approval by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Returned and Services League (RSLWA).
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