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Glenelg Headstone+Plaque : 18: December-2014
Glenelg Headstone+Plaque : 18: December-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A headstone of a worn marble shield on a grave commemorates five unidentified persons drowned in the wreck of the steamer `Glenelg`. The headstone was erected by the people of Bairnsdale. A plaque has been placed on the grave detailing the inscription. 

The SS Glenelg sunk on 25th March 1900 with the loss of approximately 38 lives. She lay hidden beneath the waters off the 90 Mile Beach in South West Gippsland Victoria for 109 years. The wreck was eventually discovered by Southern Ocean Exploration (SOE) on June 28th 2009.

Location

Address:Bairnsdale - Forge Creek Road, Cemetery, Bairnsdale, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.847775
Long: 147.609212
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:25-March-1900
Actual Event End Date:25-March-1900

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

Erected by The Bairnsdale Public In Memory Of Five Unidentified Persons Who Perished In The Wreck of the S. S. Glenelg on the 25th March 1900

 

Source: MA,VMR
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