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Australian War Memorial

Hyde Park Corner, London, England
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Ranked #189 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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368 reviews 368 reviews
226 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located in Hyde Park Corner, the Australian war memorial is dedicated to the 102000 Australians who died in WW1 and WW2. The memorial is a semicircular curved wall of grey-green Western Australian granite with the names of 47 battles in which Australia were involved in and the names of the 23,844 towns from which the soldiers were born. Its a... More 

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Perth AUSTRALIA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a 20 year ex Serviceman of the RAAF and served in Thailand, South Vietnam and Malaysia my Uncle was killed in 1918 in France and to stand in front of this Memorial twice was such an experience I cannot describe, I stood their with Ex-Servicemen and serving members of the RAAF on the eleventh day of the eleventh... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful memorial in Hyde Park Square reminiscent of the Vietnam Memorial in DC in that there are names inscribed on the memorial and it is set low to the ground. The materials are substantially different however and the names are carved in such a way that they also form the names of locations of battles fought by... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just simply stunning. Somehow I hadn't seen this in my trips to London but walked a different way this time and there it was. It is an absolutely stunning tribute. The curved wall is ghostly with its calming waterfall. I was amazed when I saw the writing on the wall and at a closer look the larger writing was made... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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94 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I recommend a visit to this solemn memorial, situated in the corner of Hyde Park. Stand in the centre, look at the memorial at it's height (taller than a person) then look left and right along the walls. It is a fitting place of respect.

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Keizer, Oregon
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331 reviews 331 reviews
165 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Australian War Memorial is in a corner of Hyde Park and is a beautiful tribute to the soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice in the two great world wars. One of the inscriptions state, "Whatever burden you are to carry we also will shoulder that burden". The very definition of an ally, a friend. Greater love hath no man... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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110 reviews 110 reviews
108 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We found this entirely by accident. It's very chilling. I'd never really thought about the Australian war help before (Yes I know) but it really helped put me into my place and inspired an amazon purchase and subsequent reading.

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Hong Kong, China
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1,906 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Australia War Memorial is one of several commemorative monuments found at the southeast corner of Hyde Park. This is an monument and touching tribute to the 100,000+ Australians who lost their lives as part of the commonwealth forces during WWI and WWII conflicts. Designed by Janet Laurence and architects from Tonkin Zulaikha Greer in 2003, the Australia Memorial is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was not aware of this Memorial until I visited others at the same site on Hyde Park Corner. Sometimes we do not necessarily appreciate what our two nations have done together in the past. Our relationship may have changed but our mutual respect has not!! All Australians visiting London should go and see it in Remembrance of their fellow... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I was amazed to see such a good memorial to Australia's fallen service men and women, outside Australia. The memorial is beautifully sculpted and well worth a visit when in London.

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