The Shine of Remembrance is an historical edifice dedicated to the lives lost in the Great War of 1914-1918. It is the largest shrine in Victoria and is visited by thousands of visitors all year round. The building was constructed in the year 1934 to commemorate the men and women who lost served their country is World War I as well as other wars.
The tourists enter the shrine from the Entrance Courtyard, with ‘Lest We Forget’ inscribed on one wall and a quote from former Governor-General Sir William Deane on the other. The World War II Forecourt is another thing to see here. Constructed in Harcourt granite the top of cenotaph is a basalt sculpture of six servicemen carrying a bier with a corpse, draped by the Australian flag and it symbolizes ‘the debt of the living to the dead’. The eternal flame stands very close to this the sculpture.
While at the Shrine of Remembrance, tourists should not miss visiting the Remembrance Garden which is a popular place for relaxing. The garden has a pool, waterfall and Harcourt granite wall bearing the names of the conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia participated following World War II.
Various shrines and environs too can be visited inside the shrine. The shrine also plays to some of the most memorable days in the Australian history like ANZAC Day which is held on the 25th of April and Remembrance Day held on 11th November. Guided tours are available daily at 11 am and 2 pm, from the visitor Centre