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. Plan your visit to HMAS Sydney II Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Geraldton vacation generator.
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  • This is a great place to go and reflect, admire, and appreciate what we have in the world today. great for a picnic ( lunch ) with the family with great city views. 
  • This is an amazing and spectacular memorial. Every little bit of the whole memorial area has a meaning for the HMAS Sydney people and their families. It can be seen from almost everywhere in Geradlton...  more »
  • An early visit as the sun was still coming up was a peaceful time. The memorial is set up in a prime location over the town and the information there is very easy to follow. Well worth the visit. 
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  • Very moving.. sensationally depicting such a tragic event in time from sea level to infinity.. Brilliant.... dont forget to go to the interactive museum.
  • Very informative place to learn about the dedication and sacrifice of the soldiers.
  • great war memorial set ontop of a lookout like point in geraldton
  • Great attraction
  • Great memorial, great views.