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The tablet was erected by the Australian Agricultural Company to commemorate those who perished on the 19th May 1842 when the company's schooner Carrington was wrecked in a gale and lost on the north head of Port Stephens.


Address:Cowper Street, St John`s The Evangelist Anglican Church, Stroud, 2425
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.405097
Long: 151.968073
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:19-May-1842
Actual Event End Date:19-May-1842
Artist:J. Popplewell (Sydney, NSW)


Front Inscription

To the memory of Joseph Woodlands and the crew of the A A Company's Schooner Carrington who perished on the night of the 19th May 1842 when that vessel was wrecked in a terrific gale and was irrecoverably lost on the North Head of Port Stephens.

This stone as a tribute of respect was erected at the expence of the company.

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Prov xxvii.i

J. Popplewell
Sculptor Pitt St


Source: H, MA
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