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24-February-2015
24-February-2015

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Roger Johnson

A monument commemorates James Irvine who drowned when trying to cross the Curdies River in 1919.

Monument characteristics :

Granite memorial with metal spike on top of a stone wall of rough cast granite encasing a seat facing the ocean.

Some months ago an appeal was made to raise funds to erect a memorial stone to the memory of the late Mr. James Irvine, who lost his life so tragically when attempting to cross the river just after the mouth had been opened. The visitors to the hotel readily responded, with the result that workmen are engaged at present on the cliff, on the western side of the river, preparing the foundation upon which the stone is to be placed. It was originally intended to place the monument upon the island immediately in front of the river, but the idea was abandoned at the last meeting in favor of the present site. 
Camperdown Chronicle (Vic), 11 March 1920.

Location

Address:Irvine Street, Peterborough, 3270
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.609731
Long: 142.878236
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:24-June-1919
Actual Event End Date:24-June-1919

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1920
Front Inscription

Erected By The Residents
& Visitors Of Peterborough
In Affectionate Memory Of
JAMES IRVINE
Who Lost His Life Crossing
The River 24th June 1919.

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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