24 November | The Anzac Memorial in Hyde park Sydney was unveiled and was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I. Located at its heart is a bronze sculpture of the fallen warrior . The sculpture “ Sacrifice “ is based on the story of the Spartans from ancient Greece who were raised as warriors and were told to come home with their shield , or on it - a warning to be victorious or die. Rayner Hoff created an image that depicts the weight of the dead young warrior carried on his shield by his mother, sister and wife nursing infant child.
The sculpture uses the Spartan Warrior analogy being returned to his loved ones dead on his shield to evoke the emotion experienced by the families of the young men who died in the Great War 1914-18.
The Sacrifice, Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park Sydney