HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton

4.8
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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  • This is an incredible place to visit. If you go at 10am there is a free "tour" by a local which makes it even more informative. The sculptures are so meaningful in relation to the 645 sailors who died...  more »
  • A wonderful tribute to the HMAS Sydney and the sailors. The dome if birds is amazing. The views from the memorial are lovely. There is a public toilet and gardens. It would be good fir a picnic  more »
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  • 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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