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An honour board commemorates those who died in the ship "Llewellyn" when it sank off Mackay while on a mercy mission to take food to Bowen during the floods of 1919. 

The coastal steamer was last seen departing Cape Capricorn Lighthouse on 17 July 1919 and disappeared during heavy gales as it sailed from Rockhampton to Bowen. The location of the vessel remained a mystery until 1997, when the shipwreck was located 35 kilometres east of Mackay near Keswick Island.

Location

Address:412 Stanley Street, Queensland Maritime Museum, South Brisbane, 4101
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.481871
Long: 153.025547
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Approx. Event Start Date:July-1919
Approx. Event End Date:July-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

TO THE MEMORY
           Of
     [Names]
Lost With The
Q.G.S.S. "Llewellyn"
    July 1919
    FOR DUTY

Source: MA
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