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Memorial HMAS Sydney II - Denham WA

Project Background

Title: Memorial to the HMAS Sydney II

Location: Denham - Shark Bay - WA

Client: Shire of Shark Bay

Date: 2013

Size: 3m high x 12m long

Material: Glass and Stainless Steel


Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

A memorial to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney and its entire crew during World War II has been built at Denham on the Gascoyne coast.


“With the region’s World Heritage status and the magnificent World Heritage Discovery Centre, the memorial wall will be an important addition to the area honouring this tragedy in Australian naval history,” Mr Grylls said.


Discovered on March 17, 2008, the HMAS Sydney is one of a number of ship wrecks scattered throughout Shark Bay. The memorial will be designed to sensitively commemorate the maritime event and is a highly visual depiction of the ship, made up of the names of all the lost crew etched onto a glass structure.


“It is important we take the time to mark the events that have contributed to the rich history of our regions and contributed to shaping our State into what it is today,” he said


Friday, 13 April 2012








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