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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 the Griffins' 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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“Symbol of a binding Pacific alliance”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by 619jeffry

The Australian-American Memorial is a striking reminder of the aid tendered to Australia in World War II by the United States. The Memorial is 80 meters (250 feet) tall. The pillar is topped by a...

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“Imposing memorial.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by AndyJohn74

Located in Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blakey Square is this imposing memorial. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954 to commemorate the sacrifice of Australians and Americans during the Second...

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“Allies in war and peace”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by 619jeffry

This pedestal commemorates the alliance of the United States and Australia in World War II. There is a large sculpture of an eagle on top of the plinth. The Australian-American Memorial is outside of...

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