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The monument commemorates merchant seamen who have died in service or have been killed in action in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The plaque located on the back of the memorial was erected by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company (BHP) and unveiled on the 16th August 1950.
On Wednesday at 12.15 p.m. the chairman of directors of the B.H.P. Co. Ltd. (Mr. Essington Lewis) will unveil a plaque in memory of men who lost their lives in ships owned by the company during the Second World War. The plaque will be in front of the shipping office at the Newcastle Steel Works Wharf. This will be the second plaque at the Steel Works commemorating men who had been employed by the company and who were killed during the war. The other, unveiled some time ago by the State Governor (Lieut-General Sir John Northcott), was in memory of men who lost their lives in the fighting forces.
Newcastle Sun (NSW), 14 August 1950.
|Address:||Wharf Road, The Foreshore, Newcastle, 2300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.925813|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 17th June, 1994|
IN MEMORY OF ALL MERCHANT MARINERS
LOST IN TIME OF WAR
"Hark Do You Hear The Sea"
"LEST WE FORGET"
In Commemoration Of
Members Of Mercantile Marine
Who Lost Their Lives At Sea
S.S. "Iron Chieftain" 3rd June 1942
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S.S. "Iron Knight" 8th February 1943
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1939 World War II 1945
The Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd.
This memorial was unveiled by
The Hon. Peter Morris, MP
with the assistance of
Mrs. J. Roggers and Captain L. Packman
Friday 17th June, 1994.
The anchor used was the spare bow anchor from the
Newcastle built dredge E.O.K. GREEN.
The flag mast was formerly located outside the
Administrative Building of the State Dockyard.
The plaque, dedicated to the two BHP vessels
was located at the BHP Newcastle Steel Works.
Captain J. Fair, Secretary