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The Australian-American Memorial

The eagle at the top of the Australian-American memorial
The eagle at the top of the Australian-American memorial

Overview

This memorial is a 73-metre column topped with an 11-metre eagle and sphere. Located in front of Defence Headquarters Russell, it was paid for with donations from the Australian public in thanks for American involvement in the Pacific region during World War II.

Russell is at one corner of the National Triangle central to Walter Burley Griffin's design for Canberra and the location is a key element in that design.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Russell, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

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“US-Australia memorial is inspiring”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 619jeffry

The Australian-American War Memorial commemorates the partnership between the two countries to win the war in the Pacific, The memorial consists of a tall stele, with an eagle on top. There is also a...

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“Bird on a Stick”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by Peter2651

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...

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“Worth a Look”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4yrs ago by JohnO4352

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.

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