The Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, found on the west side of the Memorial, opened in 1999. Included among its many commemorative works and memorials are those that honor different animals.
Nearby is the Animals in War Memorial, also sculpted by Steven Holland. The bronze horse head represents all the animals that have performed essential duties alongside Australians in all conflicts, including horses, dogs, donkeys, camels, and pigeons. Holland placed the horse’s head on a granite plinth at a natural height to encourage visitors to take a closer look.
In the same area is a plaque that commemorates the many thousands of Australian pigeons and their handlers in the Australian Corps of Signals. They helped to maintain communications during the Second World War.
Looking to the right, I spotted a low-key reminder that dogs are welcome here too.