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. 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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  • This has to be one of the must see items in Geraldton - it's a beautiful memorial to those who lost their lives on this ship, and there's more than one component here. There's signage to help you unde...  more »
  • What a great memorial to the wonderful sailors who gave their life for our country. The situation of the memorial couldn't have been in a more perfect place. The woman looking out to sea is just perfe...  more »
  • You can't help but get a lump in your throat when you stand beside the Lady looking out at Sea for her Husbands ship to come home. Its an almost automatic reaction to stand beside the monument and loo...  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.