State War Memorial, Perth

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Located on Mount Eliza and overlooking Perth Water, State War Memorial houses the Cenotaph, a well-known city landmark. Erected in honor of all Australian soldiers whose remains are buried elsewhere, the Cenotaph represents an "empty tomb." Anzac Day is a national holiday observed in April to honor Australians and New Zealanders who served in the military and died in wars and peacekeeping operations. On Anzac Day, a service is held at the memorial that attracts over 40,000 visitors. At this site, you can also visit the flame of remembrance and a pool of reflection, inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Put State War Memorial on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Perth visit website.
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  • Very well maintained and respected. A great time to sit and reflect. Seating around Eternal Flame provided ... 
    Very well maintained and respected. A great time to sit and reflect. Seating around Eternal Flame provided ...  more »
  • Sitting above the Swan River, it is a fitting memorial to visit. The Everlasting Flame and surrounds is magnificent. People visited all day round. 
    Sitting above the Swan River, it is a fitting memorial to visit. The Everlasting Flame and surrounds is magnificent. People visited all day round.  more »
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  • The view is spectacular, the gardens are brilliant, the memorial is very well done, a nice tribute to the men and women who fought for this country. Make a special trip up to kings park, the views of the city and the river are worth it. The tree top walk is great. In the summer there are often concerts on in the park, there are also places to eat, and plenty of playgrounds for the kids. Just all in all it’s a great place to spend the day.
  • The world wars were the first major conflicts this nation had seen. Humanity as a whole had seldom seen such gruelling and prolonged conflict — Australian troops rose above and beyond the call of duty. Their heroic sacrifice gave us the freedoms and the security we enjoy today. Though the structure itself may not rank at the top of eye-catching marvels in Perth, what this structure represents is of major significance.

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