HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton

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Military Museum
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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  • You must go, especially for the 10.30 daily tour. Viewing the memorial and city at sunset is also delightful.  more »
  • We visited on our way south and I was impressed with the memorial. Well thought out and have sufficient information that you could understand what was going on. Located on a hill you could look out to...  more »
  • Well worth working a quick visit into your schedule to come and pay respect and admire this beautiful attraction  more »
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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.