Thursday, 2 August 2012

MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL

South Wharf is a small inner suburb south west from Melbourne's CBD. Its borders are the Yarra River to the north, Wurundjeri Way to the west, the West Gate Freeway and a small private car park bordering Ford Street and Munro Street, which is part of the City of Port Phillip, to the south and the former Port Melbourne railway line and Clarendon Street to the east. Gazetted in 2008 and formerly part of the industrial and shipping area of Southbank, the renaming is part of a wider urban renewal strategy to link Southbank with the Melbourne Docklands.

This memorial to the Merchant Navy men and women lost at sea is found in the area close to the Polly Woodside maritime museum (more in a later post!).


This post is part of Lesley's Signs, Signs meme.





10 comments:

  1. What a bittersweet memorial! Wonderful that they are remembered with this, sad that they gave their lives. Thank you, as always, Nick, for the wonderful tours you give of what the city has to offer.

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  2. Never was so much owed by so many - Winston Churchill. How true it is.

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  3. Nice shot. Not even aware there was a museum there. Would explore there for a bit

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  4. What a lovely monument and wonderful captures, Nick! Beautiful skies and clouds make a great backdrop! Have a great weekend!

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  5. a nice simple monument. these are often the most poignant.

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  6. Beautiful memorial!
    Nice words on the monument...
    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  7. the words brought tears to my eyes
    beautiful spot for the memorial

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  8. Nice memorial. Love that last shot.

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