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Australian War Memorial
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US$138.05*
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Canberra Day Trip from Sydney
Ranked #1 of 218 things to do in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Braidwood, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“war memorial”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The art deco architecture is severe and impressive, the dioramas and displays moving and informative. Worth a long and reflective visit. My only regret is the silence on the wars the long established inhabitants fought against the English invaders, and the massacres that occurred for decades therafter. The reason given at the Memeorial is that only foreign wars are commemorated . But Darwin, ie the Japanese bombing of that town, is not ignored; foreign aggression on this continent is recognised. Hence any foreign aggression needs to be acknowledge, as no reconciliation with the invaded is worth anything without due respect to these people having been paid.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Moving”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A really moving site of incredible significance for many Australians. As a British national living in Australia, I am always deeply moved by the respect and admiration given to the Australian war veterans and soldiers who gave their lives. The War Memorial is a fitting tribute and memorial to the revered soldiers who have fought for Australia and gives great insight into why Australia holds dear, those who gave their lives for their country.

Visited April 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Dont miss seeing the War Memorial”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Gold coin donation. Well worth spending time wandering around. You will be amazed. You can go on a guided tour or by yourself.

Visited March 2014
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Kincumber, Australia
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The displays have changed and become more interactive now and not boring. Easily spent 2 hours there and did not see all of it. Should make several trips next time.
Carry water with you for breaks.

Visited August 2014
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“Wonderful history lesson”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Excellent on all fronts, well informed tour guide províded. Saw lots of school children getting quite a history of the wars the ANZACs have been involved in.

Visited July 2014
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