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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  • While visiting Geraldton with the family we took 30 minutes to visit the Memorial to the HMAS Sydney II. This is a beautiful and humbling memory that doesn't glorify war, but instead reminds us of the...  more »
  • Such a great view of Geraldton with so much history !!! Didn't take the tour as was with a local family member who explained the details but highly recommended to go with a tour guide or local !  more »
  • This memorial commemorates the sinking of an Australian warship by a German raider off the shore of Western Australia. The story is told on the surrounding walls, plus a list of all the sailors lost (...  more »
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  • This is one of the best war memorials I have seen. The symbolism is excellent and the tour veey informative. This ia a must see.
  • A very moving memorial. The outlook is outstanding. A visit must include the morning walk around by the guide. There is so much symbolism in the structure which has to be explained. A great tribute to the men still lost at sea.
  • The morning tour of the site with a guide is a must. It is remarkable Every facet of the Memorial symbolically represents the HMAS Sydney and her crew.. it is a moving experience and gave us an appreciation of the ship, all the souls lost, the and the loved ones left behind. The sorrow and futility of War, and the resilience of the human spirit. Hearing their stories bought tears to our eyes. Once you have done the tour, you will realise that It deserves more than a 15minute walk around. It’s a unique tribute to our lost servicemen in the line of duty during wartime. I can’t reccommend the guided tour highly enough.
  • Impressive, moving, beautifully rendered memorial. We thought the stories were powerful, the location was amazing and there were photo opportunities everywhere. Apparently the interpretive volunteer guides are wonderful too. Recommended.
  • Good lighting at night and very moving. Good view of the town too. A place well worth a visit.

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