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The plaque commemorates the life and work of Captain Francis Freeburn (1812 - 1879), who was the first Pilot of the Clarence River Heads Maritime Station. The plaque marks the 150th anniversary of Captain Freeburn`s appointment as Yamba`s first pilot. 


Address:Pilot Street, base of Yamba Lighthouse, Yamba, 2464
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.432457
Long: 153.364071
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:10-January-1854
Actual Event End Date:10-May-1879


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th January, 2004
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This plaque commemorates the life and work of Captain Francis Freeburn (1812 - 1879)
First Pilot of the Clarence River Heads Maritime Station.
Captain Freeburn was appointed on 10 January 1854 and remained in charge of the station until his death on 10 May 1879.
He was honoured in his lifetime for his devotion to duty and courageous rescues of shipwrecked mariners and their passengers.
The plaque marks the 150th anniversary of Captain Freeburn`s appointment as Yamba`s first Pilot.
Port of Yamba Historical Society  25 January 2004
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au