The Australian-American Memorial

The Australian-American Memorial

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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.

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

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Open all hours

COSTS

Free

Location

The Australian-American Memorial

Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Russell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 9 REVIEWS

Ranked #156 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Bird on a Stick”

Reviewed on 13/06/2018

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...

Review by

Peter2651

“Worth a Look”

Reviewed on 29/04/2018

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.

Review by

JohnO4352

“Important, but it won't take you long to see it...”

Reviewed on 30/12/2017

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...

Review by

AstroBloke

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