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"Clan Ranald" : 07-January-2013
"Clan Ranald" : 07-January-2013
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

Anchor of the "Clan Ranald" and a plaque commemorates all 64 crew members of the sunken ship.  

The sinking of the "Clan Ranald" in January 1909 was one of the worst maritime disasters in South Australian history and demonstrates the workings of the White Australia Policy.  Forty lives were lost and only 24 members or the crew survived after being heroically rescued by members of the local community. Despite being battered and bleeding when the survivors reached shore, 20 of the crew, who were Filipino and Indian, were seized and deported by the Commonwealth for being illegal immigrants. After public outcry against the scandalous treatment of these survivors, the Commonwealth Government was forced to allow coloured persons shipwrecked to land in Australia without restriction.


Address:Troubridge Hill, Edithburgh, 5583
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.165925
Long: 137.643625
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Disaster
Approx. Event Start Date:January-1909
Approx. Event End Date:January-1909
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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