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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.
|Address:||Douglas Street, Quetta All Souls Memorial Cathedral, Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.584327|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-February-1890|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-February-1890|
QUETTA MEMORIAL FEBRUARY 1890