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Titanic Memorial Bandstand
Titanic Memorial Bandstand
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

An Edwardian bandstand commemorating the musicians lost in the "SS Titanic" disaster was erected by the council with funds raised by the Victorian Band Association, citizens of the area and the Council.

It is a memorial to the sinking of the Titanic, a disaster still recalled today, and to her heroic musicians who played as they went down with their ship.

It commemorates the bandsmen who played sacred music (Nearer My God to Thee) on the deck of the "Titanic" as this liner slowly sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence after a collision with an iceberg.  The "Titanic" was the largest ship in the world and believed to be the safest ship afloat. Of approximately 2200 passengers there were 705 survivors.

The bandstand was opened in the presence of a large crowd of bandsmen.

Location

Address:Sturt & Camp Streets, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.561989
Long: 143.858656
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Monument Designer:C. W. Clegg
Monument Manufacturer:Eagle Foundry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1915
Front Inscription

Memorial to the bandsmen of the SS Titanic 1913

Source: MA,RUMV
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