Sydney Harbour Bridge projections - the stories

To honour the fallen ANZACs for the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, Roads and Maritime Services showcased a series of poignant images from World War I on to the eastern face of the north and south pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge between 21 and 27 April 2015.

Selected from the archives of the Australian War Memorial and the State Library of NSW, the images help tell the Anzac story through six Anzac related themes:

  • Call to War
  • Journey
  • Gallipoli
  • Portraits of ANZACs
  • Support
  • Commemoration

The projection series also featured a two minute animation of poppies ‘falling’ from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons. By the end of the week’s projections, more than 62,000 poppies ‘fell’ from the pylons, representing each of the 62,000 fallen Australians in World War I.

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