Sunday, April 05, 2009

Putting People First - Starting the Change Dinner

Close by the gates of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on Sydney's northern outskirts you will find one of the State's more unique war memorials: a one-eighthscale, sandstone model of the Great Sphinx of Giza.

It was carved by Private William Shirley who lived in Leichhardt and worked as a builder before enlisting for the Great War.

During the memorial's construction Shirley was a patient of the nearby Lady Davidson Repat Hospital. Its creation is a remarkable story.
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