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War Memorial

The war memorial now stands where the original water tanks once stood in the centre of town. This memorial was shipped from Perth and erected in 1923 to serve as a reminder of the tragic loss of life in the Great War, plaques representing the losses of life in the Second World War, Korea and Vietna... view more info

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The wall of rememberance erected at the war memorial was unveiled on November 23rd 1991 to commemerate the 50th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney II by the German Raider, the Kormoran, off the shores of Carnarvon in 1941, in memory of the greatest single Australian maritime loss of lives during the Second World War.

HMAS Sydney II Memorial Drive was constructed at the south entrance to Carnarvon in 2001. This avenue of 645 plaques and palms along the road identifies the individual loss of life from htis tragic battle. A Cairn has been erected on Quobba Station where the first Kormoran survivors were found.

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