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A monument commemorates Diana Thornton who drowned while attempting to rescue her children. The bronze plaque affixed to a rock near where she lost her life, was constructed by the Victor Harbor Apex Club at the request of her relatives.
Thornton`s family were on their last outing before returning to England after a short period of employment in Australia. She drowned while attempting to protect her children who were swimming in the area.
|Address:||Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor, 5211|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.59219|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||13-February-1977|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-February-1977|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1978|
Our darling Didi - an actress - swept away by the rip in this Petrel Cove, whilst saving us and friends.
Death came on a happy day when we had him least in mind
The tide turned and changed our lives, for she was our joy and all we had.
Our darling Didi was the beloved wife of Rodney Ford and the devoted mother of Eleanor 13 Joshua 10 and Arthur 7
Born in England 1st July 1942
Didi drowned here 13th February 1977.