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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the loss of the S.S. Waratah

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.


Address:1 Weeroona Parade, Queenscliff Maritime Museum, Queenscliff, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.264953
Long: 144.667161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th July, 2009
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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