THE new Walk with the Anzacs – Gallipoli to Armistice memorial in Maryborough, Queensland, brings to life the untold stories of World War I.
The regional city holds a significant place in military history as the birthplace of Duncan Chapman, the first Anzac to set foot on that fateful shore at Gallipoli.
Surrounding a statue of Lieutenant Chapman, the $5 million memorial incorporates sculptural and audio elements.
Whispered stories of soldiers, ironbark representations of three 9th Battalion boats that were the first to land at Anzac Cove, and massive weathered steel columns, representing the cliffs of Gallipoli, are part of the tribute.
The memorial is part of a wider military trail with points of interest dotted throughout the Fraser Coast region.
The wreck of the former hospital ship Maheno and remnants of the Z Special Unit training camp on Fraser Island, a rare memorial bridge at Brooweena and a dramatic life-size statue of an Australian light horseman in Hervey Bay are among more than 20 stops.
Details – www.visitfrasercoast.com.au
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