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05-July-2015
05-July-2015

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The anchor from the ship the South Australian is dedicated to the pioneers of the whaling industry. 

The South Australian was lost on a reef during severe gales in Rosetta Harbour, Encounter Bay, SA, 8 December 1837. No lives were lost. 

Location

Address:121 Franklin Parade, Whalers Inn, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.586526
Long: 138.598745
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th December, 1972
Front Inscription

(Plaque)

This anchor was unveiled by His Excellency The Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant, K.B.E., on December 10th, 1972, in memory of those hardy pioneers who made their living by catching the black whales which came from the Antarctic to frequent these shores during the winter months. 
(Historical Information) 

Source: MA
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