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18-August-2015
18-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Howard Mitchell / Peter F Williams

The Waiting Woman sculpture captures the personal despair of the many families especially the wives and mothers who lost a sailor on the H.M.A.S. Sydney II during World War Two. With the finding of the wreck of the HMAS Sydney II in 2008,  the Waiting Women now watches over her loved ones at rest. 

On 19 November 1941, Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard. The wrecks of both ships were lost until 2008.

Location

Address:Gummer Avenue, H.M.A.S. Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton, 6530
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.772942
Long: 114.615904
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:19-November-1941
Actual Event End Date:19-November-1941
Monument Designer:Joan Walsh Smith

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th November, 2001
Source: MA
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