Convoy Walk and Lookout

The Convoy Walk connects the parade ground of Princess Royal Fortress to the Convoy Lookout at the summit of Mt Adelaide. Generously supported by Wesfarmers through funding secured by the RSL, the Walk and Lookout feature interpretive markers bearing detailed information about the ships of the first and second Anzac convoys. The Convoy Lookout provides spectacular views over King George Sound where troops gathered on ships before departing for the First World War.

At the commencement of the walk is 'Longing, Memory, Sight', a commemorative art installation by Arif Satar and Audrey Fernandes. Satar was commissioned by the Anzac Convoy Commemorative Event committee to mark the start of the Convoy Walk. ‘Longing, Memory, Sight’ was inspired by letters shared between soldiers and their loved ones and consists of an aluminium sculpture in the form of a time worn letter placed on a black granite plinth. The plinth contains inscribed text from original letters and postcards sent by Australian soldiers who departed on the 1914 Albany convoys.

 

 

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