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Memorial hall in the grounds of the Presbyterian Church built in memory of Niel Walter Black who was lost on the S.S. Waratah. The hall was built by relatives of Mr Black with contributions by the congregation to the erection of the Guild Hall which forms part of the building. 

The SS Waratah, sometimes referred to as "Australia's Titanic", was a 500 foot (150m) long steamship that operated between Europe and Australia in the early 1900s. In July 1909, the ship, en route from Durban to Cape Town, disappeared with 211 passengers and crew aboard. Some people say the disappearance of the ship remains one of the most baffling nautical mysteries of all time. To this day no trace of the ship has ever been found.

Location

Address:Glenormiston Road, Noorat Presbyterian Church, Noorat, 3265
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.190556
Long: 142.930511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Monument Designer:Sydney Smith ( Smith & Ogg, Architects )
Link:http://www.vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

 NIEL WALTER BLACK MEMORIAL HALL 1912

A memorial to Niel Walter Black, lost in the S.S. Waratah".

Source: RHSV, MA, VHD
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