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A plaque states that the furnishings of the porch of the church commemorate the sinking of the "Enterprise" in Lady Bay in September 1850.

The New Zealand-built schooner Enterprise had sailed from Melbourne and was anchored in Lady Bay, Warrnambool when a south easterly gale swept in on 14 September 1850. The vessel began to drag its anchor, grounded, then went broadside onto the beach. A local Aborigine, Buckawall, struggled through the rough sea from the shore and secured a line to the Enterprise, allowing the crew to land safely. The vessel became a total wreck. 


Address:22 - 26 Manifold Street, St John`s Presbyterian Church, Warrnambool, 3280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.377953
Long: 142.484903
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:14-September-1850
Actual Event End Date:14-September-1850


Front Inscription

To the glory of God

This porch was furnished in commemoration of the wreck of the "Enterprise" on the shore at Warrnambool

16 - 9 - 1850

Source: MA
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