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Memorial and information shelter commemorates one of the world`s largest and most successful whale rescues.

On 30 July 1986, a pod of 114 false killer whales became stranded at Town Beach, Augusta. In a three-day operation, co-ordinated by the Department of Conservation and Land Management, volunteers from around Western Australia, including forestry workers, wildlife officers, surfers and townsfolk, carried 96 of the whales on trucks to more sheltered waters. The surviving whales were then successfully guided out into the bay, flanked by a flotilla of boats, board riders and swimmers.

Location

Address:Davies Road, Town Beach, Flinders Bay, Augusta, 6290
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.344217
Long: 115.169025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Actual Event STart Date:30-July-1986
Actual Event End Date:30-July-1986
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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