Across the Central Station pedestrian subway is the Post World War II Memorial and Exhibition Gallery, beautifully restored and showcasing the original hand-cut palfrey stone retaining wall adjoining Ann Street.
This light and spacious gallery houses a large video wall featuring images of Queensland commemoration from the early 1900s to today. From Anzac Day parades down the decades to the memorials to the fallen found in almost every town across the state, these images reveal how we have commemorated the service and sacrifice of Queenslanders from Federation to now.
A large five-screen touch wall invites visitors to discover the history and nature of Queensland involvement in war and peacekeeping since 1945. The dynamic and engaging design encourages multiple users so visitors can explore different elements simultaneously.
These elements include videos of six Queensland men and women talking about their military experiences, an interactive timeline which activates a large world map in surprising ways, and a quiz to test your knowledge of Australia’s involvement in war and peace.
Since its inception, Anzac Square was intended to be a place of respect and reflection, where Queenslanders could gather to commemorate the service and sacrifice of men and women from all over the state. As they leave the Post World War II Gallery, visitors are invited to ponder the question -How do you remember?
Other Memorial Galleries
Start your journey inside the World War I Memorial Crypt, filled with ornate plaques and stories honouring the service and sacrifice of Queensland-associated battalions, regiments and other units.
Your passage through history continues inside the World War II Gallery, where visitors can explore the Queensland war experience and collection items on large interactive touchscreens, and take the time to view the plaques honouring a range of battalions.