Oral history of Remembrance Driveway

The oral history outlines the decision by the Remembrance Driveway Committee to honour the Australians who were awarded the Victoria Cross for acts of valour and extraordinary personal courage during the Second World War and Vietnam, by establishing roadside rest areas and memorial parks along the route in their honour.

The oral history of The Remembrance Driveway is based on 38 hours of digitally recorded interviews with 19 individuals, including current and former members of the Remembrance Driveway Council, local historians, landscape designers and an eminent military historian who provides background information on the circumstances surrounding the gallant actions of each of the 24 VC recipients.

You can download the audio files in MP3 format at no charge from this page.


The opinions expressed in the oral history interviews are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent in whole or in part the position of Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

Oral history of Remembrance Driveway whole sound file (MP3)

Complete audio file - Remembrance Driveway and VC Rest Areas (MP3, 15.13 MB)

Oral history of Remembrance Driveway individual sound files (MP3)

Individual tracks - Part 1: The history of Remembrance Driveway
Individual tracks - Part 2: VC Rest Areas - Sydney to Canberra
Individual tracks - Part 3: VC Rest Areas - Canberra to Sydney