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The stained glass window commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in April 1915 during World War One.   

The memorial is a single stained glass window, divided into two sections. The top section depicts a soldier overlooking Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. In the bottom section are two Australian flags, positioned over the Seven Point Star. Both sections are framed by stylised images of wattle. The dedication is at the bottom of the window, flanked by two red poppies.

The window was funded through the ANZAC Centenary Grants Program.

A soldier now stands solemnly alongside biblical figures on the stained glass windows of Lismore's St Andrew's Anglican Church. The image is part of a window created by artist Bill Klease to mark the ANZAC centenary.

Mr Klease was commissioned to take on the piece two years ago. "It's a different theme to what I'm used to," he said. "But I wanted to create a representation of the various monuments you'll see in towns across Australia where there's usually a cast bronze solider standing up on a pillar of some sort. So, I've placed that up at the top, trying to make it look like a bronze soldier, not a real one. Underneath that I've got images of wattle and the idea being the ANZAC story has morphed into a story about the forming of Australia's personality."

Mr Klease has become one of Australia's most renowned stained glass artists and has created windows for churches across Queensland and five other pieces at St Andrew's in Lismore.

"I was wanting to put leaded glass windows in my house, so I went off to TAFE and did a course finding out how to make leadlights," he said. I had been fascinated with transparency in painting and I thought there was art to be made here. I got tired of leading coloured glass together and I wanted to know how you painted on glass like in church windows. I read a lot of books, bought a kiln and started trying things out."

The window was installed at St Andrew's earlier this year but was boarded up until the day before ANZAC Day when it was unveiled at a special commemorative service.
ABC Local, 27 April 2015. 

Location

Address:10 Zadoc Street, Warriors` Chapel, St Andrew`s Anglican Church , Lismore, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.805181
Long: 153.280134
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015
Artist:Bill Klease
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th April, 2015
Front Inscription
ANZAC
1915 -2015
Source: DVA, NRWM
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