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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  • A magnificent memorial full of symbolism. Marvellous design and a lasting tribute to the sailors. Try and avoid going around 9am which seems to be the time for coach parties. Frankly appalled at... 
    A magnificent memorial full of symbolism. Marvellous design and a lasting tribute to the sailors. Try and avoid going around 9am which seems to be the time for coach parties. Frankly appalled at...  more »
  • I have visited this memorial three times over the years and I am incredibly moved each and every time. Every element of the memorial has been put together with so much thought and compassion. It's a.....  more
    I have visited this memorial three times over the years and I am incredibly moved each and every time. Every element of the memorial has been put together with so much thought and compassion. It's a.....  more »
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  • A very moving memorial to the memory of the lost sailors. They do a guided walk each day at 10.30am and well worth joining. The views are great from up there as well overlooking the harbour. You can also watch the ships coming and going.
  • A memorial is always a sad place for me, but with these beautiful views from the memorial , you don't feel that at all. Well kept gardens and lovely statues to see after a museum visit. It's to be enjoyed by young and old. Well done Geraldton for looking after your history. I am enriched after my visit today.

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