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“A work of art - a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of HMAS Sydney II Memorial

HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Gummer Avenue | Midwest Region, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Geraldton
Type: Military Museums, Ships, Museums
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Perth, Australia
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“A work of art - a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We didn't have a lot of time because we only called in for a short look. But, to our surprise the organisers have modeled and built a surprisingly well structured artistic monument. It takes a while to look about and view the names and other details, so try to put aside more time here than you would expect to do. It is really a nice, quiet place to remind us of the tragic heroism in a small part of our history, and to reflect on the enormous number of lives lost at sea. The beautiful dome must be made of high quality stainless steel and would have cost a fortune.
Number 1 thing to do in Geraldton.

Visited January 2013
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Pelham, New Hampshire
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“Shouldn't be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The volunteer guides are knowledgable and quite proud (as they should be) of this memorial. It is quite a sight to see the 645 metal seagull dome over the propeller and the wall with names of all those who perished on the Sydney II during WW II. The statue of the woman looking out to see with her hair and dress blowing in the wind and shoes of the time is lifelike.

We too met Richard the driving force behind this memorial and all of the volunteers just love him!

Visited December 2012
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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“Good insight into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Very nice memorial attraction. Nice attention to detail - good read on the history of the ship and all persons aboard. Good views of the city!

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A most impressive memorial. Came as a surprise because I knew little about it beforehand. Great location, interesting information, outstanding architecturally.

Visited October 2012
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Kiama, Australia
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“Memorial to HMAS Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My only complaints was it was a very hot day and the heat from all the granite was unbearable otherwise an excellent memorial to visit

Visited December 2012
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