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A monument commemorates the unknown people who have died in shipwrecks in the King Island waters.
|Address:||Main & Meech Streets, Currie, 7256|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -39.929688|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Anne Shimmins|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
In memory of those who died shipwrecked in King Island waters. We do not know their names but can merely record the ships they sailded on and their number.
Date Ship Lives Lost
1835 Neva 224
1843 Rebecca 5
1845 Cataraqui 400
1854 Brahmin 9
1855 Maypole 4
1855 Whistler 2
1865 Arrow 1
1865 Loch Leven 1
1874 Britiish Admiral 79
1885 Swallow 2
1934 Saguenay 4
1974 Patricia 1
1976 Savarus 2
1976 Ocean Maid 2
Others may have lost their lives in shipwrecks not recorded.
Shipwrecks in King Island waters where lives were lost
The anchor was salvaged from the wreck of the `Cataraqui` (1845) - Australia`s greatest ever maritime disaster.
The building of this monument was a King Island Jaycee Project for Australia's Bicentenary.
Funds were provided by the Australian Government Bicentennial Authority. The monument was designed by Anne Shimmins.