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A plaque commemorates those who drowned in the wreck of the Ship "Neva" in May 1835 near Navarine Reef.  Only 22 people of the 200 on board the ship reached land, and of these only 15 survived.





Address:King Island, Cape Wickham, 7256
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -39.589831
Long: 143.940588
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:14-May-1835
Actual Event End Date:14-May-1835


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

1788 - 1988

To remember those who drowned in the wreck of the "Neva"on May 14th 1835 near Navarine Reef.

Of 200 people (mainly women convicts) on board only 22 reached safety and of those only 15 survived till morning.  These and two sailors from the wrecked "Tartar" were rescued on June 14th by Charles Friend who had set sail to find the "Tartar".

Seven skeletons found in the bush, believed to be from the "Neva" were buried here later.

Also, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Neale, Assistant Keeper died January 1862

Infant son of Thomas and Emily Lippiatt died March 20th, 1871

Rest in peace

An Australian Bicentennial Project with financial assitance from the Bicentennial Authority

Left Side Inscription



Source: MA
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