Anzac War Memorial

The Anzac Memorial is a heritage-listed war memorial, museum and monument.

Andersal was selected to survey damage and solutions to store the monument. This included waterproofing the podium level and stairs and restoration to the cast bronze bas relief.

Special Challenge

  • The bronze bas relief is a very high-quality artwork that was being attacked by water and salt leaking through the granite wall that supported the bas relief.
  • Water was also seeping through to the main room area of the memorial.
  • There was a number of other elements of the war memorial that were in poor repair. The floor needed repairs. Both sides of the ramp to the eternal flame chamber were damaged. Two sandstone urns were deteriorating because of exposure to wind and rain.
  • Out of respect to the fallen, all work on the memorial ceased for a period at 11.00am each day.
  • Security in the area was a significant issue and each time a graffiti attack occurred on the hoarding Andersal immediately removed and painted over it to restore the appearance.

Solution

  • Remove the granite cladding and coping stones to expose the back of the bas relief and repair the concrete wall supporting the bas relief.
  • Waterproofing to the back of the bas relief with Wolfin membrane.
  • The bronze bas relief was restored by detailed specialist brush and wax work to protect and restore the bronze to an excellent lustre matching the aging of the structure.
  • Reinstate the granite cladding coping stones, glued to the cast pins, and then applied new grout to the joints.
  • Repair the Terrazzo floor with new colour matched tiles.
  • Restore damaged ramps leading to the eternal flame.
  • Andersal carefully removed the two sandstone urns and arranged for 2 spun copper lids to be attached by a threaded stainless-steel rod cast into the urn with light weight concrete and then secured this with a stainless steel dome nut.
  • Andersal extensively water tested the structure to prove the integrity of the repair.

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