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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  • Fantastic monument in an advantageous part of Geraldton i.e. overlooking the sea. The statues and way the monument is set out is extremely good and tells the story well of this dreadful mishap. Quite ...  more »
  • Beautiful views with a great memorial to the sailors. The Volunteers who took us through the tour were fantastic. The dome was made of silver and had 645 seagulls facing upwards to the sky representin...  more »
  • Try and be there at 10.30am where you will be given a free tour which explains the significance of the different parts of this memorial. Very well done and lovely surrounding grounds. A must visit if ...  more »
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  • Spectacular views from Geraldton. Great history and awesome stories behind all it was built and reasons why. The architecture and symbolism is fantastic. Very important cultural point to visit in Geraldton.
  • Beautiful spot to look out over Geraldton and capture some history. Had picnic lunch on the grass in the shade
  • Not sure why ppl call it a tourist attraction. I was expecting to see Her Majesty's real ship
  • War memorial in a peaceful park setting. A good view of Geraldton City from here
  • Very impressive Memorial, the guide we had was very knowable and helpful and the view is to be seen.

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