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Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

Summit of Mount Clarence, Apex Drive | Great Southern Region, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Albany
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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- Jul 21, 2014
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Great Western, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very moving memorial to some very special soldiers and fighting men of both New Zealand and Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were told the that the memorial had recently been upgraded, and that shows. I was moved to tears by the stories from ex-soldiers and letters from those who never returned, and the poignant statue at the top. I was stunned to find that Albany was the departure point for most of Australia's WW1 soldiers, and so was the last... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were surprised to find his fantastic memorial here and see the fairly new works that have transformed it into a very moving place. Make sure you do the walk from the lower car park to get the full feel and the information on the impact WW I had on Albany.

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Albany WA being the last part of Australia the 1st ANZACs saw as the convoy departed in WW1, gets to start the centenary celebrations in October/November of this year with a re-enactment of the gathering of the first fleet. ANZAC day 2014 provided them with an opportunity to see how their preparations are progressing. Mount Clarence is one of the... More

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Wandering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I am totally in love with this place. It is very spiritual for me. When I look over that amazing vista over the ocean and imagine the convoy of ANZACS in King George Sound it sends shivers up my spine. Of course the actual memorial is incredible.

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This memorial remembers the Desrt Mounted Corps (Australian and New Zealand) who fought in the Middle East during World War 1. The memorial was originally erected in Port Said, Egypt but was irrepably damaged by riots during the Suez Crisis in 1956. The plinth was shipped to Albany and the statue was recast and erected near the summit of Mount... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Visited this beautiful spot with my 7yo to remember the fallen and remind her why we are free to enjoy this awesome state and country. Best spot to see Albany - my third visit to the monument so far and I'll be back I'm sure.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Beautiful views! Thanks to the recent upgrades to the entry, you can opt to fore- go the steep staircase to the memorial and drive up and park within easy walking distance making it accessible to those who are mobility impaired or carrying small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Recently upgraded for the ANZAC commemoration this month, this is a moving tribute to those who have died in service to country.

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Melbourne Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Thank you Albany for reconizing the effort by the Australian Light Horse. A very beautiful walk, make sure you do the summit walk. At present doing work up theer but still a must place to visit to see the views.

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