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28-November-2016
28-November-2016

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A monument commemorates merchant seamen, buried in the cemtery, who have died in the waters of South Australia from 1942 to 1974. 

 

Location

Address:Port Road, Cemetery, Section Y. Drive D. Path 42, Cheltenham, 5014
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.872067
Long: 138.525243
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1974

Dedication

Front Inscription

Adelaide
Cemeteries
Authority

This memorial is dedicated to
merchant seamen who died
in South Australian waters
between 1942 - 1974 and
who are buried nearby in
Cheltenham Cemetery

Traditionally, a diverse group of
religious societies and missions
provided physical. moral and
spiritual support to seamen
of all nationalities visiting our ports.

The memorial symbolises the seamen`s final haven

Left Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Back Inscription

I must go down to the seas again
for the call of the running tide
is a wild call and a clear call
that may not be denied
And all I ask is a windy day
with the white clouds flying 
And the flung spray and blown spume
and the seagulls crying.

John Masefield
1878 - 1967

Right Side Inscription
[ Names ]
Source: MA
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