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Bicentennial Park, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful walk and very scenic spot. I wasn’t aware that a US Destroyer was sunk during World War II so the story at the memorial was illuminating and interesting. Quite a poignant memorial and a really nice spot to sit for a while.

Thank Sharpei72
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The bombing of Darwin in many respects is often regarded as a mirror image of Pearl Harbour, but when you peel away the layers you find that the Japanese didn't have it all their way, and across the harbour on the day of that fatal...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We didn't really know what we were looking for to begin with and had actually passed it before realizing. We kept looking for something substantial and when we couldn't find it, backtracked and came across the memorial. It may be historical but we were underwhelmed.

Thank DM S
Reviewed March 13, 2018

A great site overlooking the harbour a memorial to crew of the ship sunk by Japanese in WW2. The gun there was salvaged from the sunken ship.

Thank sandra w
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Wandered the Bicenntenial Path from end to end taking n the various hostoric monuments or memorials, then into the government building precinct before heading down to the waterfront. The USS Peary Memorial is in the park, overlooking the bay, unfortunately without much shade (very hot...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed December 4, 2017

There is a beautiful and and moving walk to the memorial, with a plaque telling the story of the history surrounding this memorial. The view over Darwin harbour from here are beautiful too. A must see and easy to walk to from thr C.B.D.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This memorial is in a nice setting close to the water# edge on Darwin Esplanade .. the gun points to the last resting place of the USS Peary and the souls it contains

Thank Johnboy236
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Close to the Darwin CBD. Just head west and you'll reach the sealine. My friend and I waited for the sunset and it was well worth it. All around there are commemorative plaques that depict names of ships etc. A walk along the waters -...More

Thank Happenings2
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The story is well explained here with the USS Peary lost during a Japanese air raid in 1942. Very fitting that one of the guns was recovered and now stands in memorial pointing the way to the wreck. Respect to those who served and lost...More

Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Having read of USS Peary's involvement in the war effort i was keen to find the Memorial. A fitting place for the gun to be displayed.

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