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If you are in the Miranda area for business or personal reasons, the Miranda War Memorial is a site you should see. Erected to commemorate Australian soldiers in various conflicts, the Memorial will both humble and educate you.
What is the Miranda War Memorial?
The Miranda War Memorial is a masonry monument built in 1918 to commemorate and honour those Australian soldiers from Miranda who fought in World War I. Since then, a wall has been built to remember all conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
The Memorial stood on the Miranda Public School grounds until it was moved in 1968. Presently, the Memorial and wall are located in Seymour Shaw Park, between The Boulevarde and Kingsway routes in the Miranda suburb of southern Sydney.
To access the Miranda War Memorial, you must approach from the south on Central Road, which terminates at the Memorial. You can access Central Road from either Parkside Avenue from the west or Willock Avenue from the east.
The Miranda War Memorial is worth the sidestreet excursion. It is a stand-alone outdoors memorial and pays homage to those soldiers who have answered the call to defend Australia.
Planning a Trip to the Miranda War Memorial
The Miranda War Memorial is not a particularly large exhibit, so visiting it will not likely take an entire day. We recommend planning a full day in Miranda when you visit the Memorial.
Here are some restaurants, cafés, and attractions close to the Memorial so you can plan a fun and interesting day.
Nearby Places to Eat
The Miranda train station is located just east of Kiora Road at its intersection with Gibbs Street. We are mentioning this train station because the Miranda War Memorial is about a ten-minute walk from here.
Near the Miranda train station is a variety of food choices. The El Camino Cantina Miranda is located south of Kingsway and is between the train station and the Memorial. Tasty Tandoori Indian is located a little further east.
If you are willing to walk further north along Port Hacking Road or are driving, you can have lunch or dinner at Hungry Jack’s Burgers Sylvania, The Hive Café, The Ugly Cook, or Antonio’s Pizzeria. There are many choices for food closeby.
North of the Memorial at the Port Hacking Road and Klama Street intersection, you will find Putt Planet, a mini-golf course with 18 holes under one roof. This business has interesting interior decor and has everything a group of people needs for a fun afternoon.
Immediately to the east of Putt Planet is an outdoor golf course, the Sylvania Par 3. You can find other outdoor recreational facilities here by traveling east on the Belgrave Esplanade.
The Westfield Miranda shopping mall is located between the Miranda War Memorial and the Miranda train station: whether you are on foot or driving, you can take in some shopping at this mall, which is located at the intersection of Kingsway and Kiora Road.
You may be local to southern Sydney or planning a trip into the city, but if you have not yet seen the Memorial, add it to your list of important cultural sites to visit. You will not need all day, but the pause from your routine to remember Australia’s veterans and fallen is worth your time.