Dictionary of Sydney

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Marrickville War Memorial

Originally a large granite pillar set on a rectangular granite base, atop which was a four-metre high bronze sculpture of the Greek goddess of victory, Nike. The original sculpture held a wreath and raised sword. The memorial commemorated the more than 450 Marrickville residents who died in World War I and was unveiled before a crowd of 15,000 in 1919. The crumbling memorial was removed in 2009, and in 2014 the sculpture was donated to the Australian War Memorial. Another similar design was commissioned and unveiled in April 2015, featuring Nike with the sword at rest. Victorian sculptor Darien Pullen said 'I was chasing an image of peace and sacrifice'.

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