Anchors and memorial tablet were erected by the residents of Warrnambool in memory of the victims of the "Fiji" shipwreck, some of whom are buried at this site.
The memorial also commemorates local resident Arthur Wilkinson who drowned whilst trying to save victims struggling ashore from the wreck. The anchor of the "Fiji" is cemented to the reef near the wreck site.
The wreck of the barque Fiji in 1891 was caused by poor weather and faulty navigational equipment. The ship was wrecked at Wreck Beach near Moonlight Head during a voyage from Hamburg to Melbourne.
|Address:||Moonlight Head Road, Wreck Beach, Gellibrand Lower, 3237|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.755568|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||September-1891|
|Approx. Event End Date:||September-1891|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1892|