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Ataturk Memorial garden

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Very moving place

Steeped in history and a very memorable Canberra attraction.

Reviewed 17 July 2012
Canberra, Australia
Ataturk adopted our dead boys

The quotation of Ataturk telling the mothers and fathers that their sons are now the sons of Turkey... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2012
Canberra, Australia
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23 May 2018
“Turks and Australians together”
25 Oct 2016
“Not what it seems”
ANZAC Parade | Enter from ANZAC Park East, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is in honor of the Australians and the Turks that fought during World War One. This is especially dedicated to the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The monument presents a crescent-shaped wall on a circular paved ground. At the middle of this monument, there is...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Subject: Ataturk Memorial garden Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, South Pacific Title: Canberra resident and often pass the Memorial ID#: 431132591 While they are nice words there is no reputable evidence that Ataturk ever said or wrote them. They were most likely made up...More

1  Thank clamshred
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Located across from the Australian War Memorial at top of Anzac Parade. Worth reading the speech by Ataturk. Well worth a short visit before walking down Anzac Parade.

Thank Newo
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I'm not aware of any memorials of Hindenberg or Lundendorff in London or Paris so I believe this memorial to Ataturk, as the leader of the enemy forces, is probably unique. It's pleasant to see it and reflect on the common understanding that in war,...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Like all of the monuments along ANZAC Parade, they are worth a short visit to contemplate the sacrifice made by so many in the wars and battles they commemorate. The service by those who participated is worth recognising, that so many suffered and died for...More

2  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Steeped in history and a very memorable Canberra attraction.

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The quotation of Ataturk telling the mothers and fathers that their sons are now the sons of Turkey since they died there. If only such open-heartedness prevailed everywhere for dead soldiers who do their countyry's bidding.

8  Thank Crusader1427
Reviewed 5 March 2012

This local memorial reflects on the relationships between Australia and the people of Turkey and their common experiences in WW1.

3  Thank Alison O
Reviewed 15 February 2012

The quoted speech by Ataurk is moving and the Memorial forms part of the generally interesting Anzac Parade visit.

1  Thank aussietraveller36
Reviewed 27 November 2011

As you walk from the Australian War Museum, this is the first memorial along Anzak Parade. This memorial honors Kemal Ataturk as well as troops from both countries who took part in the Galipoli campaign. What is remarkable is the spirit of peace that surrounds...More

3  Thank moonriverguy
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