Memorial Arch in Eastern View on Great Ocean Road, Australia - Encircle Photos

8 Memorial Arch in Eastern View on Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great Ocean Road was carved out of 151 miles of rugged coastline of Southeast Australia from 1919 until 1932 by 3,000 servicemen after returning from World War I. Howard Hitchcock raised the funds for the project and became known as “Father of the Road.” Memorial Arch marks the location of the former Grassy Creek tollgate where travelers paid to use the road from 1922 until 1936. It is also a tribute to the workers who built the world’s longest war memorial plus the 60,000 Australian soldiers killed and another 160,000 wounded during WWI. The bronze “The Diggers” sculpture by Julie Squires was added in 2007.

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725 Great Ocean Rd, Eastern View VIC 3231, Australia

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