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Melbourne - Shrine of Remembrance 

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The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria's memorial to the men and women who have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout the nation's history. The site where the Shrine stands today was chosen for its elevated location, allowing its silhouette to stand out against the Melbourne skyline. At the time of construction, the Shrine was visible from most suburbs, the bay and the city, yet was in a quieter setting to preserve its sacred character. Built between 1928 and 1934, the Shrine was designed by returned veterans Hudson & Wardrop. Their design, inspired by one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus – was chosen from 83 competition entries. Originally built to honour the 114,000 Victorians who served in the First World War, the Shrine now commemorates all Victorians who have served in war or peacekeeping. The Eternal Flame, Cenotaph and Forecourt form the Second World War Memorial and the Remembrance Garden honours post 1945 service. The Shrine of Remembrance is one of Melbourne's most sacred and important places. It carries on the memories of those who paid the supreme sacrifice for the nation, and all those who served. The Shrine is located on St Kilda Road. Opening hours are from 10am – 5pm daily, closed for Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Guided tours are at 11am and 2pm daily, leaving from the Visitor Centre.

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Shrine of Remembrance - Shrine of Remembrance

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Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance - Statue near Shrine of Remembrance

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Statue near Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance - Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
Shrine of Remembrance - Shrine of Remembrance was build between 1928 and 1934

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Shrine of Remembrance was build between 1928 and 1934
Shrine of Remembrance - View of the Shrine of Remembrance

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View of the Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance - Crypt

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Crypt
Shrine of Remembrance - Vista platform on Shrine of Remembrance

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Vista platform on Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance - Melbourne

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Melbourne
Shrine of Remembrance - View of the shrine neighbourhood from vista platform

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View of the shrine neighbourhood from vista platform
Shrine of Remembrance - View of the Observatory and Royal Botanic Gardens

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View of the Observatory and Royal Botanic Gardens

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