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Address: Kings Park, Canberra, Australia

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merchant navy memorial

another memorial I visit before going to the army memorial

Reviewed 20 April 2012
lynne s
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Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Another great memorial dedicated to a branch of the service. Well worth the visit and on the route to all the others. Must see.

Thank chris w
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It's a well designed memorial set on the lake's edge near the Carillon, and I was delighted to see it, as one doesn't hear too much about the merchant navy folk who suffered huge losses in both world wars, not to mention others.

Thank Y1223XBlucyb
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It is often over looked that during all wars Merchant Seaman have given their lives to ensure that supply chains are kept going both to Australia and to the troops. It is great to see this memorial remembers those who have fallen. Grab a bike and bike around the lake - this is also close to The Carillon and Cadman's... More 

Thank Fiona B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

It's quite apt that a naval memorial is by the water. It's not the sea but Lake Burley Griffin is as close as you'll get in Canberra. This memorial is easily found on a walk around the lake and worth stopping here for a few moments to consider the contribution that the Merchant Navy has always provided in time of... More 

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Better if this memorial were a HMAS Harman or at Jervis Bay. Maybe the Commr for War Graves should be review this memorial.

Thank VincentPriceCanberra
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

another memorial I visit before going to the army memorial

Thank lynne s
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

A smaller memorial near the lake, close to Blundell's cottage.

Thank Alison O
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2012

One shsores of the Lake because the military brass refused to let it be along Anzac Parade despite the sacrifices it commemmorates.

Thank aussietraveller36
Athens, Hellenic Republic
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

I served in the Australian navy but I never saw the terrible things, lost mates, or suffered as these men did during several wars. Often wrongly forgotten, they plain a key part in keeping this nation alive when darkness covered much of the globe.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Everyone should stop and view this memorial. It is not just for families with a merchant navy history. More info from:- Canberra and Region Visitors Centre http://www.visitcanberra.com.au

Thank Newo

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