BHS logoThe Apsley Memorial Cross


On the peak of the Sugarloaf at Apsley, in the picturesque Jordan Valley, stands an imposing white cross.  The cross is a memorial to the members of an RAAF bomber crew who lost their lives over Germany in January, 1944.  It is visible against a blue sky for several kilometres.  The view from the hill is one of great beauty and serenity with sheep grazing contentedly in the paddocks below.  Northwards over the remnants of the Apsley township, and beyond the fertile river flats of the Jordan Valley, the distinctive flat top of Table Mountain is visible, covered in a cloth of snow in winter.  To the south, one looks past fertile land to Mount Wellington which towers over the city of Hobart.  The timbered hills rise sharply on the eastern and western sides of the valley.  On recent maps of the area, the Sugarloaf is now called Memorial Hill.

Catherine Ackland, The Memorial Cross