The word Cenotaph means empty tomb, a sepulchral monument in honour of a person whose body is elsewhere. The word is derived from the Greek Kenos - empty, Taphos - a tomb, Kenotaphlion - Cenotaph. The inscription on the GPO face of the monument is therefore appropriate - "To Our Glorious Dead".
The Memorial was placed in Martin Place because it was there a number of soldiers had enlisted in World War I. It was also the centre of the City and all memories of war are associated with it. The Returned and Services League had looked on Martin Place during the war as the heart of the nation.
Wreath laying ceremony accompanied by 35 piece band, is held the last Thursday of every month except December and January.
Easy access - level ground
Phone: 02 9265 9333
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Experiences you can enjoy at Cenotaph Martin Place: