Monday, 10 June 2013

Geraldton WA. HMAS Sydney 11 Memorial.

The HMAS Sydney ll Memorial is for me a place that touches my heart, it's beautifully done. A Memorial honouring 645 Australian sailors who were lost off the Western Australian coast during a World War ll battle.  This memorial is one of the loveliest I have seen.




Doves of Peace


A Women waiting and looking for her son to return - who never does.


The Great Southern Ocean, taken near the Memorial.

12 comments:

  1. It is a lovely memorial and the women is a very poignant reminder of the tragedy suffered by so many families.

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    1. Thanks. Makes me wonder how many women way back then in any country looked for their sons to come home from war!

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  2. We were tragically unable to visit the memorial during our WA trip in 2012 - but it's WAY high on the agenda for next time, along with more time to explore the whole Geraldton Region. Especially now I've seen your wonderful photos!! Have a great week!!

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    1. We can't visit everywhere. Hope you can see it in the future.

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  3. I have notheard of this memorial but I agree it is very pretty and I like the statue of the woman

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    1. We in the East don't always hear a lot from the west..

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  4. I agree completely it is a magnificent memorial.

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  5. Memorials are allways touching, like the beach picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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