HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton

Categories: Military Museums, Ships, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The memorial dome is very beautiful close up and the wall with the names of the drowned sailors is very moving. The information panels are excellent and there is a lawn area and good views out to sea....  read more »
  • We were more due to the Outlook here. It's worth. Look past and enjoys the best views over Geraldon, Harbour and stands.
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  • Not only a good place to get a good panoramic view of Geraldton, but a must visit to honour our fallen - 645 of them. If possible visit at 10 am for the free guided tour to learn the significance of e...  read more »
  • Very moving.. sensationally depicting such a tragic event in time from sea level to infinity.. Brilliant.... dont forget to go to the interactive museum.
  • great war memorial set ontop of a lookout like point in geraldton
  • Great memorial, great views.
  • Quite overwhelming and very educational. Wonderful to see at night as well. Views over Geraldton are great too.
  • Very impressive and a good view over the town and the ocean.
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