Headstone of a worn marble shield on grave in memory of 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.
|Address:||Bairnsdale-Forge Creek Road, Cemetery, Bairnsdale, 3875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.847775|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||25-March-1900|
|Actual Event End Date:||25-March-1900|
The Bairnsdale Public
In Memory Of
Five Unidentified Persons
Who Perished In The Wreck
Of The S.S.Glenelg On The
25th March 1900