Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Albany

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful spot with a view over the ocean and Albany. A must see spot - great for those who enjoy bush walking (a strenuous walk!!) 
  • Amazing view with a very sombre reminder. A quick climb up the stairs provides an amazing view of around Albany and the plaque, statue and information gives viewers insight as to what the memorial rep...  read more »
  • One of the rare moments in life where the place spoke to my heart. It bought a tear of gratitude to my eye. Spectacular monument in stunning location with the long staircase leading towards the headla...  read more »
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