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13-October-2015
13-October-2015

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A monument erected at Isle of the Dead commemorates the crew of the ship Echo which was wrecked in 1840.

The schooner Echo sailed from Hobart for Sydney on 27 August 1840 with a general cargo, but was totally wrecked between Wedge Bay and Cape Raoul on the Tasman Peninsula with the loss of all hands. Wreckage, including three bodies located at Three Bay Beach, was discovered on the 30th.

Location

Address:Isle of the Dead, Port Arthur, 7182
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.148986
Long: 147.867297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Approx. Event Start Date:August-1840
Approx. Event End Date:August-1840

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1840
Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of The crew of the schooner ECHO of Sydney

Wrecked on the west coast of Tasman`s Peninsulah.

 

Source: MA
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