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Doolittle81
03-13-2008, 11:26 PM
Going to Sydney, AUstralia for a long weekend in early April.... Any WWII history stuff thereabouts? Museums, etc???

Also, of course...Any other recommendations about things to do/see in Sydney?

Doolittle81
03-13-2008, 11:26 PM
Going to Sydney, AUstralia for a long weekend in early April.... Any WWII history stuff thereabouts? Museums, etc???

Also, of course...Any other recommendations about things to do/see in Sydney?

Gumtree
03-13-2008, 11:32 PM
G'day mate!
Not a huge amount of WW2 sites around here that I can think of. If you know where to look there are some great old forts and gun emplacements.

My recommendation to you would be to go down the road (3hrs) to Canberra and see the War Memorial and its collection, this is really good, also they have a second site down there with a large collection of planes and vehicles.

Well I should point out its large for us but from some of the pictures in these posts on this forums I am envious of what other countries have.

The maritime museum has a Sub and destroyer from the cold war period that you can go all through that's not bad and in the heart of Sydney. I'll post more if I think of anything.

STENKA_69.GIAP
03-14-2008, 10:17 AM
I didn't find any WWII stuff in Sydney but no worry, you'll have a great time, there's loads to do and see.

Personaly I thought the aquarium was brilliant, a boat ride round the harbour or to the zoo was good.

Go the china town in the evening and there's a japanese sushi bar which has a train that goes round with lots of little dishes, you pick off whatever you want and pay for your pile of plates at the end - endless fun.

Ratsack
03-14-2008, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gumtree:
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My recommendation to you would be to go down the road (3hrs) to Canberra and see the War Memorial and its collection, this is really good, also they have a second site down there with a large collection of planes and vehicles.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, I agree. It's about 2 to 3 hours, all dual carriageway. Nice easy drive.

In addition to the physical collection of artifacts, the Memorial is also a research archive and resource.

cheers,
Ratsack

WTE_Ibis
03-15-2008, 05:22 AM
A few of the exhibits from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

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http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0491.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0494.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0496.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0501.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0503.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0504.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0514.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0516.JPG
http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//CIMG0511.JPG

also there is
http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/

http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft/

Shame you haven't got more time .

Cheers, Ibis.



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