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"Admella" : 11-June-2011
"Admella" : 11-June-2011

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Commemorates Captain Fawthrop and his crew who went to the help of shipwreck victims of the ship Admella, rescuing nineteen of the survivors.

Lifeboat stations were established by Colonial governments in response to the risk to trade from loss of life, humanitarian compassion and to follow the lead of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNL1 - England) in providing lifeboats and organising volunteer crews, and the Board of Trade, which established a Coast Guard service in Great Britain, to rescue shipwreck survivors from the shore.

Lifeboat stations were located at Port Fairy, Portland, Queenscliff, Warrnambool and Port Albert (Victoria), Newcastle and Sydney (New South Wales) and Port MacDonnell, Robe - Beachport and Adelaide (South Australia).

Location

Address:Bentinck Street, Botanic Gardens, Portland, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.341914
Long: 141.607136
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:10-August-1859
Actual Event End Date:10-August-1859

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

1859 - 2009 Commemorating a tragedy ; celebrating volunteerism

Portland.

Dedicated to Capt. James Fawthrop and the crews of the Portland life-boat whose heroic actions include rescue of 19 of the 24 survivors from the wreck of the Admella on Carpenter Reef, S.A. 13 August , 1859

Admella 150 Commemoration

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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