Melbourne’s War Memorial

When I lived in Melbourne for a time, I often passed Melbourne’s War Memorial near the Botanic Gardens, but never ventured inside.

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Looking up

This visit, we climbed the steps to be sadly reminded of the many wars Australia has participated in. Descending into the basement we discovered these wars were described in more detail.

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This was only a small section of what was on display

Near by were walls of medals. To me, they seemed a poor exchange for a recipient’s wartime experience and often life.

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