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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  • If you visit Albany Heritage Park, be sure to see the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. It's a climb to the memorial, but worth it.  more »
  • Walking up the steps towards the summit of Mount Clarence there are memorials along the way that let you imagine how it must have been for the young men going to war. Set in beautiful bush land it cre...  more »
  • A wonderful tribute that is very impressive. Take a walk up the path and steps or if unable to walk that far you can drive to the car park next to the monument. It's really worth a visit and it also h...  more »

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While virtually free of large hotels, Albany does offer visitors a vast selection of guesthouses, motels, and rental apartments. Many of these are conveniently within the city center, perfect for sightseeing. If you prefer to stay closer to the beaches and a bit farther from the center, the suburbs of Middleton Beach and Emu Point are the places to go. Also on the coast, the Collingwood Park area is the best choice for golfers, with the 18-hole Albany Golf Course just around the corner.
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