The Australian War Memorial (AWM) is the most visited public building in Australia. It is located in our national capital, Canberra. Within the AWM, is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, lying in the Hall of Memory. The first image is of the decorative interior dome of the Hall of Memory. The second image shows the Commemmorative Courtyard with the Pool of Reflection, and the Eternal Flame. The final image shows the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier itself.
The AWM says
"Plans for a tomb for an Australian unknown soldier were first put forward in the 1920s but it was not until 1993 that someone was at last brought home. With great reverence, the remains of an unknown Australian were removed from a cemetery in France in 1993 and transported to Australia. After lying in state in King’s Hall in Old Parliament House, he was interred in the Hall of Memory at the Memorial on 11 November 1993. The Unknown Australian Soldier was buried in a Tasmanian blackwood coffin, with a slouch hat and a sprig of wattle, and soil from the Pozières battlefield was scattered on his tomb. He represents all Australians who have been killed in war."
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