"Australian War Memorial: Largest Stone Building in the Southern Hemisphere."

Dublin Core

Title

"Australian War Memorial: Largest Stone Building in the Southern Hemisphere."

Subject

ACT, architecture, Australian Capital Territory, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, cloisters, Court of Honour, gargoyles, Hall of Memory, loggia, medieval architecture, memorial, monument, sandstone, stone building, Tower, war, war memorial.

Description

This article from The Canberra Times in 1941 provides an update on the building of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Construction had begun in 1937, and the Memorial was set to be the largest stone building in the southern hemisphere. A description of the memorial is provided, from which it is apparent that some of its features are based on medieval architecture. This includes a row of decorative gargoyles lining the Court of Honour, and the inclusion of loggia and cloisters in the overall design. Cloisters were a common feature of medieval monasteries, while gargoyles were used in gothic architecture to direct water away from buildings.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2561830

Publisher

The Canberra Times

Date

15 July 1941

Rights

National Library of Australia

Type

Newspaper Article

Citation

“"Australian War Memorial: Largest Stone Building in the Southern Hemisphere.",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/46.