Commemorative Landscapes to the Missing: The HMAS Sydney II Memorial

  title={Commemorative Landscapes to the Missing: The HMAS Sydney II Memorial},
  author={J. Stephens},
  journal={Landscape Research},
  pages={523 - 541}
  • J. Stephens
  • Published 3 September 2014
  • Sociology
  • Landscape Research
Abstract The sinking of Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney II in a mutually destructive battle with the German HSK Kormoran off the Western Australian coast in November 1941 was a national tragedy amplified by the failure to find the wrecked cruiser until 2008. Uncertainty over the ship’s fate and its crew led to a frenzy of speculation. Parallel to this public interest was the will to commemorate the missing sailors somewhere along the coastline opposite the battle site. And so the HMAS Sydney II… Expand


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