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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  • October 9, 2017
    It is where people became victims in the sinking of the ship during World War II Memorial. There's Tower, the iron dome can also be located on a hill overlooking the city of Geraldton and the sea.
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  • October 9, 2017
    Good location and nice view and good for tourist to go and visit and it’s has good history don’t miss to visit when u in Geraldton.....  more »
  • October 9, 2017
    After visiting the museum and the old hospital we continued on to the HMAS Sydney memorial. We could see the impressive metal dome from the cruise ship but only once we arrived there did we really app...  more »
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  • September 17, 2017
    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.
  • September 10, 2017
    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.
  • September 18, 2017
    Excellent narrative provided by the volunteer tour guides explained the key points of this memorial. A poignant reminder of the sacrifices of war. Lest We Forget.
  • September 9, 2017
    It definitely will be the must please to visit in Geraldton Oz all we really don't know what he's a memorial is but the beauty is a really lovely they are trying to memorize something that's if we haven't to learn the history we won't know so better to do some research before you arrive and you will know more about that again will of the building
  • July 11, 2017
    Great historical memorial. Very well thought out layout. Thorough interpretive information panels. Well worth a visit if history floats your boat.

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