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Australian-American Memorial

| Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Russell, Canberra, Australia
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Bird on a Stick

Drive slowly by or park briefly in the square to view the Commemorative bird on a stick and read... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter2651
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Bendigo, Australia
Worth a Look

You can see this from a fair distance, well built and worth a look also a plaque for Sir Thomas... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
JohnO4352
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 days ago
“Bird on a Stick”
Apr 29, 2018
“Worth a Look”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Russell, Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Drive slowly by or park briefly in the square to view the Commemorative bird on a stick and read the plaque to Sir Thomas Blamey. Dont park in the main carparks opposite as its paid parking and you will really only be there long enough...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

You can see this from a fair distance, well built and worth a look also a plaque for Sir Thomas Blamery and explains who he was.

Thank JohnO4352
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This memorial commemorates the American contribution to the defence of Australia in the second world war It's quite striking, but it's often noted that it looks rather like Bugs Bunny from a distance. As important as it is, frankly won't take you very long to...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting before or after visiting nearby Australian War Memorial. In itself it’s nothing special but as part of experience it’s worth a look. Visit nearby Netherlands memorial while in area

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took my grandson to see this memorial as he is keen to learn about WW2 history. A few steps away was an excellant memorial depicting the Dutch armed forces in Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies) during WW2. Both memorials were very well kept and a...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

A suitable commemoration of the role the U.S. played in the defence of Australia during WWII but there's not much to see. A 70 some metres concrete column with a couple of murals at the base, a plaque and a concrete eagle on a cannon...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This memorial is of special interest to me and our family as it was designed by my uncle. We share a name and and I can remember visiting the site before construction was complete and more recently. No doubt due to the cost overrun, the...More

1  Thank RichardU64
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Australian-American Memorial, standing an imposing 73 meters tall in Canberra's Defence Department complex of offices, symbolizes the gratitude of Australians to American servicemen and women for their assistance in the South Pacific in World War II. A competition was hel in 1949 for a...More

1  Thank David B
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