Sydney Monuments & MemorialsAnzac Memorial Archibald Memorial Fountain Biggles El Alamein Memorial Fountain John Dunmore Lang The Legend of Islay Yininmadyemi Thou didst let fall

Throughout Sydney there are many monuments and memorials, many representing individuals and animals, others are about historical point in time and some commemorate sacrifices. From large monuments to small statues, there is much to appreciate, ponder and think about when viewing them.

Over time, we will bring some of the many monuments and memorials to be found around Sydney. More information can be found in some of the listed links in the footnote, some like Monument Australia, are a self-funded, non-profit website, filled with the passion of those behind the site.

Located at The Esplanade, Hunters Park, Balmoral Beach in Mosman is the sculpture of “Billy” the dog. It was a gift to the people of Mosman as a reminder of the reliance of animals on man and the debt mankind owes to animals.

An additional plaque was later added to commemorate Cliff “Inky” Williams, the owner of Billy who died in 2004.

Billy
1959-1978

For 17 years, Billy was a familiar figure in Mosman as he went on the daily rounds beside his master, a street sweeper with Mosman Council.

When he died, dog lovers decided to perpetuate his memory.

This statue is a gift to the people of Mosman as a reminder of the reliance of animals on man and the debt mankind owes to animals.

Source: Statue and plaque

Some famous monuments include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Others include heritage listed Queen Victoria Building, Quarantine Station, The Anzac War Memorial and The Cenotaph, to name just a few.

The Cenotaph "Less We Forget", Martin Place, Sydney NSW
The Cenotaph “Less We Forget”, Martin Place, Sydney NSW
ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW
ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW

This is a continual work in progress, with more information coming…


Footnote & References

  1. Monument Australia, https://monumentaustralia.org.au/
  2. Monuments & Memorials, City of Sydney, https://www.cityartsydney.com.au/group/monuments-memorials/

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