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Bas-relief sculpture of HMS Sirius was gifted to the people of Norfolk Island on the 200th anniversary of the Sirius wrecking by the citizens of Mosman in celebration of their Sister Community relationship.
In October 1788, the Sirius went on a voyage back around the world to get supplies from Cape Town. The voyage home to Port Jackson very nearly ended in disaster when they encountered severe storms when rounding the south of Tasmania. When she arrived in 1789 the Sirius required a major refitting and was beached on the north side of the harbour at a place that was then referred to as Elbow Cove and Careening Cove, later Great Sirius Cove and eventually Mosman Bay.
Sirius was wrecked off the coast of Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean in 1790. The HMS Sirius wrecksite is protected by the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 and is listed on the Australian National Heritage List.
|Address:||Bounty Street , Back of Sirius Museum, Kingston, Norfolk Island, 2899|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -29.057252|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Dr.Alex Sandor Koloszy|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1990|