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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  • What a beautiful Memorial to fallen Men and Weman in our serves it stands tall and the work that has gone into it awesome a real credit to Geraldton and well worth a look it also over looks the harbou...  more »
  • Thank you to the volunteer tour guides who were available while visiting from a cruise. A very beautiful and moving memorial to all the crew of the HMAS Sydney II. The designers have done a truly rema...  more »
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  • Very moving memorial! Sculptures were fascinating and the history very interesting. Added bonus is the view.
  • Take the free tour with Bruce. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Very interesting.

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