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Quetta Memorial Wallhanging : 22-07-2013
Quetta Memorial Wallhanging : 22-07-2013

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Handcrafted wallhanging commemorates those who perished and those who were saved in the sinking of the Quetta in 1890.

On the night of 28 February 1890, the British mail and passenger ship SS Quetta struck an unchartered rock in the Adolphus Channel, off Albany Island, and sank with the loss of 133 lives. It remains one of Queensland's (and Australia's) worst maritime disasters. The ship was en route to Britain, and carried nearly 300 passengers, many of them from prominent Queensland families. Most of the Europeans on board were drowned, and the loss was felt throughout colonial Queensland.

Location

Address:Douglas Street, Quetta All Souls Memorial Cathedral, Thursday Island, 4875
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.584327
Long: 142.215098
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:28-February-1890
Actual Event End Date:28-February-1890

Dedication

Front Inscription

QUETTA MEMORIAL FEBRUARY 1890

Source: MA
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