The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s memorial to the men and women who fought in World War One.
In 1922 a competition was held for a non-utilitarian memorial to be funded by public subscription.
A panel chaired by Sir John Monash chose the entry by Melbourne Architects Philip Hudson, James Wardrop and Kingsley Ussher in 1923. Building commenced in 1927 and employed many ex-servicemen as Great Depression sustenance labourers. The cost was £235,000.
The Shrine was dedicated by a son of King George V, the Duke of Gloucester, on Armistice (Remembrance) Day, 11th November 1934.
The Shrine became the place for the Anzac Day Dawn Service and from 1936, the termination point of Anzac Day Marches.
Reference: Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Remembering Melbourne 1850-1960. (2016)
The images below show the Shrine as it appears in 2017.