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Plaque commemorates aboriginal man, Buckawall who helped saved the crew of the `Enterprise`.  It was anchored in Lady Bay prior to sailing with a full cargo of potatoes and wheat, when the wind commenced from the south and gradually veered to the south east, increasing to gale force. She carried only one anchor and when this dragged, she lost her rudder and blew broadside on the surf well up on the sand.

Buckawall swam out with a rope tied around his waist, and despite a terrific buffeting succeeded in getting a line aboard, thus enabling Captain Caught and his crew to land

Location

Address:Lady Bay, Warrnambool, 3280
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.396667
Long: 142.478889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Source: MA
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