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Douglas Mew
Douglas Mew

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson
A plaque commemorates swimmer Douglas Trevor Mew who was the first person to successfully conquer The Rip when he swam from Point Lonsdale to Point Nepean in 1971. 

Location

Address:Point Lonsdale Road, Rip View Lookout, Point Lonsdale, 3225
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.289224
Long: 144.615444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:13-June-1971
Actual Event End Date:13-June-1971

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Plaque Is Laid In Honour Of
DOUGLAS TREVOR MEW
Born 27 3 1932
Who On Sunday 13th June, 1971, Became The
First Person On Record To Successfully
Conquer The Rip By Swimming From Pt.
Lonsdale to Pt. Nepean.

He Completed This Feat Without A Cage, In A 
Time Of 61 Minutes.

Source: MA,VMR
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