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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 #10 of 25 Attractions in Albany
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A wonderfull tribute to Anzacs with a beautiful view over the surrounding area, being on top of the highest hill in the neighbourhood. Views over the Albany port and township and nearby islands.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a wonderful tribute, it has been so well done with lots of information as you drive up the hill to the site as well. Spectacular views once you reach the top and lovely and easy to walk around and read the plaques.

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Hillside Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An outstanding tribute to the men who gave their time & lives to protect this country. The view is outstading as are the statues & grounds.

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Albany, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very windy and an awesome reminder of terrible times. The location lends it self to a box of photos as the light changes dawn, day, afternoon. Site of the "Dawn-Service" every ANZAC day. If you are attending this arrive very early (at 0300) in order to have standing room. Not recommended there fore for little kids due to the waiting.... More

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Ulaanbaatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a former Light Horseman, visiting this monument is always a moving experience for me. It is a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many, and the crucial role Albany played in our history. For those not interested in history, the view of Albany's beautiful coastline is worth the climb

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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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