General Bridges Grave is included on the Commonwealth Heritage list and managed by the National Capital Authority (NCA). It is the final resting place (and a memorial to) Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges, the first commandant of Australia's first military college. Bridges was commander of the Australian Imperial Force which landed at Gallipoli in April 1915. On 15 May 1915, Bridges was wounded and died on route to Egypt on 18 May 1915. The Grave is located within Royal Military College Duntroon on the Mount Pleasant hillside beside General Bridges Drive.
The Grave is valued for being the final resting place (and a memorial to) Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges. It is also significant as the only permanent structure designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin in Canberra, and as only one of two tombs in Australia of World War I soldiers who were exhumed overseas and repatriated to Australia.
To read more about General Bridges Grave’s heritage values, and to view the statutory listing please visit the Australian Heritage Database.
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), all Commonwealth agencies are required to prepare management plans for Commonwealth Heritage listed places under their management. The purpose of this management plan is to identify, protect and manage the heritage values of General Bridges Grave. This management plan was prepared in accordance with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles and the requirements under the EPBC Act.
This management plan was reviewed by the Australian Heritage Council.
For further information, please contact the NCA on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6271 2888.
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