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01-July-2014
01-July-2014

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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.  

Location

Address:Wharf Road, The Foreshore, Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.925813
Long: 151.783528
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 17th June, 1994
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF ALL MERCHANT MARINERS
     LOST IN TIME OF WAR
"Hark Do You Hear The Sea"  
                           Shakespeare
   "LEST WE FORGET" 

 

Back Inscription

In Commemoration Of
Members Of Mercantile Marine
Who Lost Their Lives At Sea

S.S. "Iron Chieftain" 3rd June 1942 
[ Names ]
S.S. "Iron Knight" 8th February 1943
[ Names ]

1939  World War II  1945
The Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd.

Inscription in Proximity

          This memorial was unveiled by
       The Hon. Peter Morris, MP
              with the assistance of
Mrs. J. Roggers and Captain L. Packman
                       on
    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

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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