Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Albany

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Honoring the sacrifices made by Australia and New Zealand’s mounted soldiers who served overseas at the beginning of the 20th century, Desert Mounted Corps Memorial stands near the summit of Mount Clarence. The memorial consists of a bronze statue depicting an Australian soldier assisting a New Zealander whose horse had been fatally wounded in action. Originally erected at Egypt’s Port Said in 1932, the memorial was finally sent to Australia in 1960. Badly damaged during the anti-British riots of the 1950s, the memorial was painstakingly reconstructed before being placed at its current location. This important military monument is located near a historic spot from which the combined Australian and New Zealand troops (known as ANZAC) left to join World War I in November of 1914. Using our world travel planner, Albany attractions like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The memorial is worth the views from the top alone. It has been very well built. The sculpture is perfect. It is one of the best memorial sites l have visited. Albany needs to be commended for is effo...  more »
  • if you do go to Albany and do not visit the WW1 heritage sites you are letting yourself and your family down, the whole set up has been done with class, the views from the memorial are beautiful, ther...  more »
  • Well worth the visit you have the choice of parking at the bottom of a long wide concrete walkway looking up to the sculpture & memorial at the top of the hill, or you can drive to the top car park wh...  more »