We visited the Memorial on our day in Geraldton while cruising with the "Sea Princess". The entire Memorial was so beautifully designed, constructed and located in a great area. It was a very moving experience to be guided around the different parts and learn of their significance. The designers are owed great credit for their insight. It was unbelievable to realise the significance of each of the sections and this did bring tears to our eyes - so many other visitors were similarly moved. The guide was so well-informed and eager to answer our questions. Children there with their parents and even they were moved by their experience. AND the respect shown by all there was great to see. The Memorial has extra significance to my husband as he served in the Navy, sailing on the HMAS "Vampire" during the Vietnam War.
Thank You for having the foresight to establish the Memorial for all to share the experience.
I am so happy that I can remember my Uncle George Stephens acting Yeomen of signals at this HMAS SYDNEY 11 memorial and place a red rose next to his name and thank him for his role and ultimate sacrifices of his life defending Australia with all these brave men who did the same. I thank God for those who built this Memorial in there Honour. Lest we forget.
It was an absolute honour to see and spend time at the HMAS Sydney Memorial today. As a proud Australian, to see what these men, young and old, did for our country is heart warming to say the least. My the 645 men rest in peace.
Was honoured to Represent my Family at The Anniversary of the Sinking of The Sydney. The memorial is a fitting tribute to all the Crew who were lost, including my grand uncle Seaman Ernest Norman Brennan. Never knew you, but know so much about you, and miss you.