ANZAC Square

Popular with lunchtime office workers and foraging pigeons and herons alike, ANZAC Square, between Ann and Adelaide streets, is a peaceful retreat. The square’s Shrine of Remembrance, built in 1930, honours the Australian soldiers who died in World War I with its eternal flame. In the pedestrian tunnel behind the square is the World War II Shrine of Memories (open Monday to Friday only) where you can see unit plaques, honour rolls and a mosaic made from hand-cut glass enamels and soils from official World War II cemeteries. From ANZAC Square take the steps to the walkways over Adelaide Street to reach Post Office Square, another of Brisbane’s grassy public squares. Opposite the square is the General Post Office, built in the 1870s; even with the busy post office crowds, you can still get an impression of its history.

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