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11-April-2015
11-April-2015

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A plaque commemorates lifesaver Allan Newman who drowned while training at Cape Paterson in 1938. Allan Newman was secretaryof the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club. 

WONTHAGGI, Thursday. - While at life-saving practice at Cape Paterson last night, Allen James Ralph Newman (26) was caught in a mass of sea weed and drowned. He was secretary of the club. When bought from the water Newman was rushed to Wonthaggi Hospital, and placed in a respirator, but failed to respond.
Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 16 December 1938.

Location

Address:Surf Beach Road, Wonthaggi Life Saving Club, Cape Paterson Bay Beach, Cape Paterson, 3995
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.672696
Long: 145.619332
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:14-December-1938
Actual Event End Date:14-December-1938

Dedication

Front Inscription
WONTHAGGI ROYAL LIFE SAVING CLUB
                IN MEMORY OF 

ALLAN JAMES RALPH NEWMAN 
WHO DROWNED WHILST TRAINING AT CAPE PATERSON 
                  14.12.1938
Source: MA
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