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 international travel planner, Albany attractions like Desert Mounted Corps Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 11, 2017
    This is a very worthwhile place to visit in Albany, but please give yourself at least 2 hours. It is very tastefully done and give you a great feeling of the era. Well documented and peaceful and woul...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    I went to the Museum after. Slightly go up the stairs from the parking lot and there is a large monument. You can go up a bit more and look at Albany Bay. Parking, restrooms, free of charge
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  • October 6, 2017
    After watching how the memorial was constructed at The Anzac Centre, had to drive down the hill to see it in all its glory.Loved that you could drop off at the memorial and then walk down all the stai...  more »

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