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“A work of art - a surprise”

HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Geraldton
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A work of art - a surprise”
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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632 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Shouldn't be missed”
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
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good insight into history”
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
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must see”
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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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Memorial to HMAS Sydney”
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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