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01-February-2015
01-February-2015
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The plaque commemorates the crew who lost their lives during the wrecking of the "Star of Greece" in 1888. It was unveiled on the centenary of the shipwreck. 

Location

Address:Esplanade, Port Willunga, 5173
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.261132
Long: 138.460936
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event Start Date:13-July-1888
Actual Event End Date:13-July-1888

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th July, 1988
Front Inscription

STAR OF GREECE 

This Plaque Is Dedicated To The Memory Of
The Crew That Lost Their Lives During The
Wrecking Of The Three-Masted Iron Sailing
Ship Star Of Greece During A Violent
Storm Of 13 July 1888. The Shipwreck Is
Located A Kilometre North Of This Point.

The Hon. D. J. Hopgood, B.A., Ph. D., M.P.,
Deputy Premier, Minister for Environment
& Planning, Trustee of the State Heritage
On The Centenary Of The Wrecking
13 July 1988.

 

Source: MA
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