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17-March-2016
17-March-2016
Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

A plaque commemorates William Biddle, John Gard, Mark Skull and Richard Spencer who drowned after giving assistance to the emigrant ship "Electric" in September 1865.

 

Location

Address:444 Brighton Road, St Jude`s Church, Brighton, 5048
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.017013
Long: 138.523188
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:23-September-1865
Actual Event End Date:23-September-1865

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription

In memory of four men, part of a boat crew, who drowned after giving aid to the emigrant ship "Electric" in danger off Marino Rocks on 23rd September 1865.

Buried near here are : 

William Biddle                    Grave 5AB

John Bailey Gard               Grave 18 BC

Mark Skull                           Grave 43AB

Richard Barber Spencer  Grave 9AB

Brighton Historical Society  1989

 

Source: MA
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