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28-November-2015
28-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster / Dale Appelby

A carved stained timber screen in a Gothic style commemorates the pearlers who lost their lives in the April and December 1908 cyclones.

In April 1908 forty-four luggers were destroyed and fifty lives lost, and nine months later a cyclone destroyed another four vessels and fifty lives.

Location

Address:Hamersley & Haas Streets, Church of the Annunciation, Broome, 6725
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.960556
Long: 122.240278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Storms

Dedication

Front Inscription

"Peace be Still"

Plaque :

To the glory of God

This screen is erected by the Pearlers of Broome to the memory of their fellow pearlers who were drowned in the blows of April and December 1908

"When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee."

Source: MA
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