Cenotaph attendant Allan Herbert stands silent and in respect during the sunset service at the cenotaph in Martin Place, 2007. He stands on the southern side of the cenotaph bearing the inscription “Glorious Dead”. Allan has since passed away.
The word Cenotaph means empty tomb, a sepulchral monument in honour of a person whose body is elsewhere. The word is derived from the Greek Kenos - empty, Taphos - a tomb, Kenotaphlion - Cenotaph. The inscription on the GPO face of the monument is therefore appropriate - "To Our Glorious Dead"
Included in hEAd oN exhibition.
Location: Cenotaph, Martin Place Sydney
Photographer: Allan Coker