Discover a fascinating aspect of Australia's role in World War II at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial. This memorial commemorates the hundreds of sailors who perished off the coast of Western Australia in a battle against a Nazi raider in November 1941. View the silver dome of 645 seagulls representing each of the deceased sailors and the photographs of the HMAS Sydney II ship on the wall of remembrance. A bronze statue depicts a woman expectantly looking toward the sea for the return of the sailors, and a stone slab represents the bow of the HMAS Sydney II. Finally, walk around the Closing of the Circle pool, with 644 seagulls around its perimeter and a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall seagull looming above the water. The giant seagull's wing points to the longitude and latitude coordinate where the HMAS Sydney II sank. Make HMAS Sydney II Memorial a part of your Geraldton vacation plans using our Geraldton travel planner.
HMAS Sydney II Memorial Reviews
A silver dome with 645 seagulls representing the lost crew of the Sydney II stands on 7 pillars that represent the 7 states and territories of Australia. In November 1941 a German raider was... more »
There was a voluntary tour guide at the site who gave us a bookmark. He described the dome of birds signifing the dead crew. The woman statue looking out into the ocean looking for the crew to return.... more »
Just pure magic and one of the must thing to do in Geraldton. Free access to WiFi, ample car park, toilet facility and amazing views and very informative. A placed to reflect and relax.
Very moving and informative memorial. Highly recommended to visit both evening and day time
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