HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton

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Discover a fascinating aspect of Australia's role in World War II at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial. This memorial commemorates the hundreds of sailors who perished off the coast of Western Australia in a battle against a Nazi raider in November 1941. View the silver dome of 645 seagulls representing each of the deceased sailors and the photographs of the HMAS Sydney II ship on the wall of remembrance. A bronze statue depicts a woman expectantly looking toward the sea for the return of the sailors, and a stone slab represents the bow of the HMAS Sydney II. Finally, walk around the Closing of the Circle pool, with 644 seagulls around its perimeter and a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall seagull looming above the water. The giant seagull's wing points to the longitude and latitude coordinate where the HMAS Sydney II sank. Make HMAS Sydney II Memorial a part of your Geraldton vacation plans using our Geraldton travel planner .
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  • An amazing memorial a credit to the City of Greater Geraldton and staff. The views over Geraldton are awesome. a great spot to take photo's and watch the midwest sunsets.  more »
  • Each of the seagulls represents one of our lost sailor. The lady watching for the ships return was found to be looking almost directly where the wreck was located. The memorial and eternal urn are far...  more »
  • Well presented tour by the Geraldton Rotary. The design of memorial is very thought provoking. From the domed sculpture with the seagulls representing the souls lost in he sinking of the HMAS Sydney t...  more »
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