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National Police Memorial

Wendouree Drive | Kings Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Ranked #50 of 109 attractions in Canberra
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Nice tribute to fallen officers who died in the line of duty. Could do with some upkeep with rusting of the name plaques making them look overly weathered and hard to read at times. The officers deserve to have their memorial cared for.

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Katoomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very tasteful and fitting memorial to our fallen police, and in a great location, on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin and overlooking The Carillon.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was excellent & we had a very moving visit here. An AFP Officer explained the memorial to us & we had a Piper play for us at dusk.

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stopped to have lunch in the park here so I moseyed over for a look. A well-loved police officer was murdered in our area a few years back and it was lovely being able to find his name. The quotes are very touching and some had me close to tears.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Although we thought this was a really interesting memorial, we were a little puzzled as to how the plaques were ordered - it wasn't by rank, state or year, so it was hard to find the plaques of those we were looking for, like Tynan and Eyre, Silk and Miller and the police who died whilst rounding up the Kelly... More

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

to remember those we have lost in their duty to serve and protect. Very sad but am glad there is a place to honour these great men and women.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

A place to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Worth a look if one is walking around the Carillon area of Lake Burley Griffen. Of more ineterest if one has a special interest in the contribution of police officers to our safety.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

It's a nice walk along Lake Burley Griffin to the memorial, which looks out towards the Carillon. The memorial is nice but I wouldn't call it a must see - it's just plaques with the names of police who died in the line of duty (and the plaques are looking a bit rusty at that) with some quotes etched into... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

The National Police Memorial was completed in 2006 and remembers the names of all the Police from around the nation that have died whilst performing their duties. The list of names is long and staggering. Including each of the regions Police flags, the monument is dominated by a wall with plaques listed each and every Officers name and details. A... More

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