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02-May-2015
02-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Fred Brunings / John Huth

A display of the rescue boat the "The Gig" commemorates the pioneers of the district.  

"The Gig" was a rescue boat built as a response to the February 1893 floods, which the Lowood community raised funds for its purchase.   The boat was used for rescuing flood victims and the transporting of supplies to isolated homes.

Location

Address:Peace Street, Memorial Park, Lowood, 4311
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463029
Long: 152.581149
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Monument Designer:Lowood Lions Club
Link:http://www.lowood.qld.au

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1980
Source: MA,LOW
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