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Booklet - The National War Memorial of Victoria. The Shrine of Remembrance. Souvenir Booklet

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
A 16 page of booklet of buff paper in a dark grey brown cover describing the Shrine in photos and black print.
Size
245 x 185 mm, 16 pages
Object Registration
01185
Keywords
memorial
Historical information
The booklet shows important aspects of the Shrine, 'one of the greatest of the war memorials erected in various parts of the world'.
'The purpose of this imposing structure is set out in the simple words quoted on the eastern wall of the Shrine of Remembrance itself- "This memorial was erected by a grateful people to the honoured memory of the men and women of Victoria who served the Empire in the Great War of 1914-18."
The booklet outlines parts of the Shrine including the Battle Honour Discs, the Porticos, the Stone of Remembrance, the Inner Shrine, the Crypt and the Ray of Light.
The document was in a file with other documents concerning the Shrine and it's history (01181 - 01190).
When Made
March 1947
Made By
Colarts pty Ltd (Maker)
Significance
A record of the Shrine of Remembrance. There was an effort to record historical events for the "Archive Committee" which collected this and other documents relating to the Shrine together in a file (see items 01181 - 01190)
Last updated
15 Apr 2019 at 3:28PM