HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton
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 .
HMAS Sydney II Memorial Reviews
This memorial is extremely well constructed and an architectural delight. The dome represents seagulls - 645 of them for each man lost in this terrible tragedy. There is a wall with all the names of t... more »
Tugu peringatan kapal perang HMAS II Yang tengelam di lepas pantai getalton. Semua nya tewas , dan di buat nya peringatan di atas bukit . Bisa lihat ke laut dan kota geralton . more »A monument of the warship HMAS II which is tengelam off the Getalton coast. All of his death, and in his make a warning on the hill. Can see to the sea and the city of Geralton.
Just pure magic and one of the must thing to do in Geraldton. Free access to WiFi, ample car park, toilet facility and amazing views and very informative. A placed to reflect and relax.
Very moving and informative memorial. Highly recommended to visit both evening and day time
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