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Memorial commemorates seafarers and fishermen who people who have been lost at sea in or from the Cape Jaffa or Kingston SE area, and to the lighthouse keepers and their family of the Cape Jaffa lighthouse.

The lighthouse was originally built out to sea from Cape Jaffa, on the Margaret Brock Reef where is stood for 100 years. In 1974, the local community, with the help of the National Trust, decided to dismantle the structure and to reassemble it again in Kingston SE


Address:King Drive, Cape Jaffa, 5275
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.942222
Long: 139.687141
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th April, 2002
Front Inscription

Seafarers, Fishermen and Lightkeepers 

lost in or from the Cape Jaffa - Kingston area

Unveiled 15-4-2002

Supported by Kingston Professional Fishermans Assoc
Kingston District Council
History Trust of SA

Back Inscription


"Victoria" 9-6-1846
2 unnamed crewmen

"Agnes" 13-3-1865
Captain William Taylor [body found]
John Taylor
John Welsh
2 Unnamed crewmen

"Nyora" 9-7-1917
Joseph Parker
George B Stubbs
Henry M Scott
Hugh E Davies
Martin Olsen
Edward M Lock
William G McTavish
Robert McIntyre
Samson H Crocker
Leslie G Griffiths
Gilbert H Lee
Thomas Kenny
Leslie Morrah
John Simpson


"Starling" 23-2-1895
* Leonard Lush

3-9-1920 Horace E & Ernest Smith  
9-10-1938 Henry J Dowdy
14-3-1947 Rowland A G Haggett, William R Gibbs

"Thunderbird" 10-9-1964
* William S Huckel

19-10-1968 Arthur J Moffatt

"Cape Jaffa" 12-9-1973
* Kevin Reed
* Robin Smith
* Shane Lloyd

(* not found)

Lightkeepers and Family Members

William  (Robert) H Taylor  son 19-6-1873
Tamar Gardner Wife 8-1-1881
Otto Frank 11-1-1894
Robert T Y Clark 12-4-1925
Alfred W Ashcroft (not found)
Edwin H Blavins 8-3-1966

Source: MA
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