Cape Melville Cyclone Memorial Tablet Print Page
Memorial plaque in memory of over 300 persons lost in Tropical Cyclone Mahina.
At Bathurst Bay, near Princess Charlotte Bay (Cape York) on 4 March 1899, at least 307 crew members died from a pearling fleet of over 100 vessels plus other craft (with 152 sunk or wrecked, some found kilometres inland), as a result of a 14.6-metre storm surge associated with TC Mahina.
|Address:||Douglas Street, Quetta All Souls Memorial Cathedral, Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.584327|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||4-March-1899|
|Actual Event End Date:||4-March-1899|
A M D G
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PERISHED DURING THE HURRICANE OFF CAPE MELVILLE
5th MARCH 1899
295 COLOURED MEN
"When Thou passest through the waters,
I will be with Thee " Isaiah 43:2