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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  • The memorial is very well designed and is a fitting tribute to the many sailors lost from HMAS Sydney  more »
  • Loved this memorable place the first time l visited and loved it today. Just a magical setting for such a beautiful memorial. Loved the veiw, the waiting women and ths dome with all of the birds repre...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens and view and a real peaceful presence, We arrived on a beautiful clear Saturday afternoon and it was quite busy. You just feel the sadness and anguish surrounding the statue looking ...  more »
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  • Just a wonderful peaceful clean and always in immaculate condition as in gardens and lawns...its a place i can lay down in the sun on soft grass with my dog and reflect and enjoy my time out
  • The atmosphere has air of sadness blended in the wind. A must see place if you visit Geraldton to see what we have lost during the wars.
  • Best view ever! I like this place because it really well reflects on the wars in the olden days and it's a FABULOUS view!
  • Great view! worth a look
  • This a memorial to the loss of the HMAS Sydney (II) which was Australia's greatest naval tragedy. It is a somber place with a beautiful memorial. The number of security cameras is a bit off-putting but I expect it is there to reduce the chance of vandalism and keep people respectful. The view is stunning, and I thoroughly recommend a visit. I do wish that there was more information available on site, because searching around on the internet on your phone at the memorial does seem a little disrespectful.