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Lovely memorial

Great story, very clean and well kept area. A credit to Rockingham. We love to sit and relax and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Wild Geese or Fenians?

The first time I saw that monument, I thought it was so beautiful. It showed 6 wild geese flying... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Junction of Samuel Street & The Esplanade | Palm Beach, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great story, very clean and well kept area. A credit to Rockingham. We love to sit and relax and watch the world go by here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The first time I saw that monument, I thought it was so beautiful. It showed 6 wild geese flying away. That was cool! I didn't know that the 6 wild geese were 6 Fenians who had escaped from Fremantle in 1876. The Fenians found an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The Catalpa Monument is at the beginning of the Palm Beach Jetty, with history captured on plaques on each of the pylons on the jetty. They can be hard to miss unless you’re looking for them, and provide tidbits of interest historical information. Well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Small put well kept memorial on sea front. Plenty of information and history notes and seating so worth stopping and reading the details as you pass by.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 147ChrisB
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Striking memorial with absorbing detail of the events and main protagonists that gives some colourful background to the early years for this town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rory S
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This historical freedom factual event and is very lovely. There is a film on youtube please see before you visit. The descendants of these men visit from America every year.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank teresa m
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very imposing and interesting memorial along the esplanade walkway just out of town. The memorial itself consists of geese flying, set atop a mable monolith surrounded by a number of plaques.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Damian S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We came across this memorial as we were walking along the esplanade and palm beach. Some interesting facts on the inscriptions and very historical. Good for history buffs, but we were not.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great story about the escape, conviniently located near a cafe to wind down after reading such an inspirational and interesting story (possibly movie worthy) Beautiful monument with great views.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jack_Shoalwater
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Rockinghams history with the Catalpa is a good story about the early times with the ships frequenting the area in the early days. It tells of men and their fight for freedom and survival.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mel C
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3 August 2016|
Response from Charles K | Reviewed this property |
You can go by train and bus but it's a bit of a journey. There are some lovely beaches nearby!