HMAS Sydney
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Ocetober 1941: HMAS Sydney seen in Sydney Harbour. The Harbour Bridge is seen in the background.
(Photo courtesy of Peter F. Williams)

Memorial to the HMAS Sydney, it stands on a hill overlooking Geraldton and the Indian Ocean in Western Australia in the dome there is one Seagull for every man lost in the tragedy, there is also a larger than life bronze lady looking eternally out to sea. It is said that the people who's job it was to design the memorial were on the site lost for inspiration, when a large flock of Seagulls flew overhead, this was the inspiration for the dome of gulls. There is, on the front of the memorial, walls of marble with the names of the men lost inscribed.
(More photos of the memorial can be seen here)
(Photo courtesy of Kylie Stottelaar
text courtesy of Anne Owen)
© 2008 Kylie Stottelaar all rights reserved

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