Emden Gun, Sydney

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  • This is an interesting memorial to the first HMAS Sydney that confronted the German Light Cruiser Emden in the Indian Ocean in 1914 and it ended badly for the Emden which was grounded. This gun was mo...  more »
  • It is located at the southern end of Highdo Park in the heart of Sydney. This cannon will be a cannon that was mounted on the German cruiser Emden that was active in the First World War. Many Allied merchant ships have been sunk, but have been sunk in the Australian Navy cruiser Sydney. I remember because I had read in some war record, i guess the cannon was able to be captured because it was destroyed and ran aground even if it is said that it is certainly a sinking.
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  • As the Crow flies it's easy to get to. Emden gun is a relic of Sydney's colonial past. It represents our colony appears as a ships cannon. Also it points towards Taylor Square which is a place that you will find more relics.
  • This monument in the southeast corner of Hyde Park contains a 4" gun taken in 1914 from the German light cruiser Emden after it was defeated by the HMAS Sydney in the Cocos Islands. It's not very big.
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