Lonely Planet has rated the National ANZAC Centre in its best 26 new worldwide travel experiences, in their e-book New in Travel 2015.
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Review by Virginia Jealous, Lonely Planet author.
National ANZAC Centre, Albany, Western Australia
(500kms south of Perth)
Open: November 2014
On 1 November 1914, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
– ANZACs – departed in convoy from King George Sound in Albany,
Western Australia. By 25 April 1915 they were landing on the beaches
of Gallipoli, in Turkey.
One hundred years on, as part of WWI commemorations, the city of
Albany has commissioned the state-of-the-art National ANZAC Centre.
It’s the only one of its kind in Australia – not a museum of WWI
in general but, more specifically, a place for personal reflection
on the men and women who sailed (and still sail) to war so far from home.
The centre’s modern, minimalist design contrasts with older
reminders of the war still present in the city – the Princess Royal
Fortress and coastal bunkers and gun emplacements – and it will
be accessible virtually, via the internet, as well as physically.
Nearby, a newly constructed Convoy Walk and Convoy Lookout incorporate
sculpture and artwork into an overview of the harbour and the
vessels that gathered there.
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