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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.

Location

Address:Moonlight Head Road, Wreck Beach, Gellibrand Lower, 3237
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.755568
Long: 143.213523
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Approx. Event Start Date:September-1891
Approx. Event End Date:September-1891

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1892
Source: VMR
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