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Cyclone Memorial Tablet / May 2013
Cyclone Memorial Tablet / May 2013
Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.
 

 

Location

Address:Douglas Street, Quetta All Souls Memorial Cathedral, Thursday Island, 4875
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.584327
Long: 142.215098
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Storms
Actual Event STart Date:4-March-1899
Actual Event End Date:4-March-1899

Dedication

Front Inscription

A M D G
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO PERISHED DURING THE HURRICANE OFF CAPE MELVILLE
5th MARCH 1899
 (Names)

295 COLOURED MEN
73 VESSELS

"When Thou passest through the waters,
 I will be with Thee " Isaiah 43:2

 

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