Canberra war memorial

Every town in Australia has its war memorial, big or small, and the memories of the Great War are kept fresh, especially during the centennial.

So I visited Australia’s official war memorial in Canberra, a bit up on the hill, overlooking the city and down Constitution Avenue, on the Old Parliament building, and the new one just behind.

Lots of school groups, and a troupe of volleyballers, I think, were visiting the premises and getting tours by veterans of Australia’s wars.

After that, a quick visit to the National Portrait Gallery, which has a fantastic collection of portraits of men and women who shaped Australia and its history, from old, aristocratic paintings in its early days, to modern portraits and photography.

Then it was time to head on down to Sydney….