It was on dusk when wearied in Goulburn, checked in and thought we’d take a drive before dinner.
The Rocky Hill War Memorial was imposing, even on dusk – and the bonus was a sea of city lights!
Made of stone conglomerate and concrete, the foundation stone was laid on ANZAC Day, 1924. Mostly funded by the public, the tower cost £5,500 to build and opened in 1925. The land was donated by Mr W J Bartlett in 1922 for a soldier’s memorial. However planning for the memorial itself and what form it would take started in 1918.
The 1923 ANZAC Day ceremonies were held on the site, and it was on Remembrance Day the design of the square tower by local architects, E C Manfred and Son was accepted.
Make sure you visit the lookout gallery at the top for even better views over the city and Goulburn area.
We’ll have to return to see the views from the lookout gallery at the top of the memorial, the well as Rocky Hill Museum. They have a memorabilia collection from World War I and collections from other wars and their association with Goulburn.
The lookout is open 7 days per week from 7am to 7pm. Please note that the tower and museum are closed for construction work until October 2019.