IN THAT RICH EARTH
"A slow walk around the circular centrepiece of the Hall of Service reveals the names of foreign towns and regions, many of which are unfamiliar to most Australians – Scapa Flow, Chongju, Merdjayoun, Long Khanh, Cape Spada,
Al Rumaythah, Shahi Kot, Sungei Siput, Hazebrouck. In each of the 100 locations, Australians have walked over, driven over, sailed past, flown over or dug-in a foreign soil. In most locations Australians have died in the service of their country. Bringing the soil from these locations to the Anzac Memorial has provided
a new insight into our understanding of our national experience of military and naval service." His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Explore Australian military history in a new book from the Anzac Memorial's Senior Curator and Historian