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“This place is a 'must' Mecca for all Australians & Kiwis”

Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ranked #4 of 82 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I am totally in love with this place. It is very spiritual for me. When I look over that amazing vista over the ocean and imagine the convoy of ANZACS in King George Sound it sends shivers up my spine. Of course the actual memorial is incredible.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

This memorial remembers the Desrt Mounted Corps (Australian and New Zealand) who fought in the Middle East during World War 1. The memorial was originally erected in Port Said, Egypt but was irrepably damaged by riots during the Suez Crisis in 1956. The plinth was shipped to Albany and the statue was recast and erected near the summit of Mount Clarence. The significance of this site is that it overlooks King Geoge Sound where the first two fleets of ANZAC soldiers gathered before sailing to Egypt. This area was then the last part of Australia that many of these soldiers ever saw. The first fleet left in November 1914.
The area around the memorial has been reconstructed recentlyin preparation for the 100th anniversary of the fleet's departure.
It is also the site of the dawn service every ANZAC day. This year's has an estimated 3500 partitcipants. Albany was also the place where the first dawn service was ever held and this practise has spread throughout Australia.
There is a car park at the end of Apex Drive (which has an avenue of honour at the bottom). From there there is s walk up quite some stairs to the memorial. For those with disabilities there is provision for motor vehicles to drive up to the memorial.
Just beyond the memorial is a short walk to the summit of Mount Clarence with beutiful views over Albany.

Thank gthart
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Visited this beautiful spot with my 7yo to remember the fallen and remind her why we are free to enjoy this awesome state and country. Best spot to see Albany - my third visit to the monument so far and I'll be back I'm sure.

Thank Uberdan
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Beautiful views! Thanks to the recent upgrades to the entry, you can opt to fore- go the steep staircase to the memorial and drive up and park within easy walking distance making it accessible to those who are mobility impaired or carrying small children.

Thank R0siePerth
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Recently upgraded for the ANZAC commemoration this month, this is a moving tribute to those who have died in service to country.

Thank NineofCups
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