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12-July-2016
12-July-2016

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A monument commemorates those who were lost at sea while serving with the Merchant Navy.

Location

Address:Ellen & Alexander Streets, City Park, Port Pirie, 5540
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.177137
Long: 138.010762
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th September, 2001
Front Inscription

Lost Ones

They live in the curl of the breaking wave,
They sing when the sea winds blow,
They lay not confined in a land locked grave,
Nor in dim dark depths below.

Do you hear them laugh in the rippling tide,
Call free in the ocean breeze ?
Do you see them soar where great gulls glide
At peace with the fearsome seas ?

They live still in the hearts of those who wait
Held strong in the bonds of love
'Til their souls unite and congregate
In God`s great harbour above.

Noel Smith Merchant Seaman

For those who were lost to the depths of the sea
Emma Hindmarsh

Left Side Inscription

Memorial unveiled by His Excellency Sir Eric Neal AC CVO Governor of South Australia and His Worship the Mayor Ken Madigan  Port Pirie Regional Council

Memorial blessed and consecrated by Right Reverend Garry Weatherill  Bishop of Willochra

30 September 2001

Source: MA,TOH
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