Denham HMAS Sydney II memorial


Denham World War II memorial​


Project Status:  Completed


The 645 names on the World War II memorial wall in Denham serves as a poignant reminder of the men who gave their lives on HMAS Sydney during Australia's greatest naval disaster. The significant digi-glass structure has a silhouetted image of the ship and poppies that appear to be suspended in the ocean. 

The memorial at the World Heritage Discovery Centre was made possible by a Royalties for Regions investment of $100,000, through the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan, combined with $30,000 from the Finding Sydney Foundation and $19,125 from the Shire of Shark Bay.

The Denham World War II complements existing memorials in Geraldton and Carnarvon which provide recognition of the final resting place of the 645 crew following the discovery of the wreck of the HMAS Sydney in March 2008.

The memorial, which was approved by the Returned Services League of Australia (RSL) and Finding Sydney Foundation, will remain an important educational resource illustrating Australia's diverse history for years to come.