State War Memorial, Perth

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Located on Mount Eliza and overlooking Perth Water, State War Memorial houses the Cenotaph, a well-known city landmark. Erected in honor of all Australian soldiers whose remains are buried elsewhere, the Cenotaph represents an "empty tomb." Anzac Day is a national holiday observed in April to honor Australians and New Zealanders who served in the military and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. On Anzac Day, a service is held at the memorial that attracts over 40,000 visitors. At this site, you can also visit the flame of remembrance and a pool of reflection, inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Put State War Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Perth visit website.
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  • The memorial itself has a deep meaning, and merits the silent contemplation that the signage mentions. But there's a quiet beauty about the memorial itself, with the eternal flame set in the middle.....  more
    The memorial itself has a deep meaning, and merits the silent contemplation that the signage mentions. But there's a quiet beauty about the memorial itself, with the eternal flame set in the middle.....  more »
  • Lovely memorial to our fallen. Loved the eternal flame. Very picturesque and scenic place with a fantastic overlook of the Swan river. 
    Lovely memorial to our fallen. Loved the eternal flame. Very picturesque and scenic place with a fantastic overlook of the Swan river.  more »
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  • Over looking beautiful Perth city and the Swan this is a must at the break of dawn. With the botanical gardens just a short stroll away and Kings park facilities and attractions its easily a day trip for the family or going for a run there is something for everyone.
  • The world wars were the first major conflicts this nation had seen. Humanity as a whole had seldom seen such gruelling and prolonged conflict — Australian troops rose above and beyond the call of duty. Their heroic sacrifice gave us the freedoms and the security we enjoy today. Though the structure itself may not rank at the top of eye-catching marvels in Perth, what this structure represents is of major significance.

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