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A plaque on tombstone of Dr. George Mitchell commemorates those who died during the voyage of the "Emigrant" in 1850 and those who died in quarantine.

In 1850, the ship "Emigrant" left Plymouth for Moreton Bay with 276 passengers on board. Four weeks into the voyage, typhus broke out on the ship and there were eighteen deaths during the voyage. When the ship reached Moreton Bay, the passengers were quarantined at the Dunwich Quarantine station where a further twenty-six people died and were buried in the local cemetery. 


Address:Yabby Street, Cemetery, - HIS. H. 14, Dunwich, 4183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.493653
Long: 153.404867
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th August, 2003
Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of George Mitchell

Late Surgeon Superintendent of the ship Emigrant

Who well and fearlessly combated for many weeks a deadly malady to which he fell a victim

15th September 1850.

Aged 25 years

Source: MA
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