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The plaque commemorates lifesaver Allan Newman who drowned while training at Cape Paterson in 1938. Allan Newman was secretaryof the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club. 

WONTHAGGI, Thursday. - While at life-saving practice at Cape Paterson last night, Allen James Ralph Newman (26) was caught in a mass of sea weed and drowned. He was secretary of the club. When bought from the water Newman was rushed to Wonthaggi Hospital, and placed in a respirator, but failed to respond.
Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 16 December 1938.


Address:Surf Beach Road, Wonthaggi Life Saving Club, Cape Paterson Bay Beach, Cape Paterson, 3995
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.672696
Long: 145.619332
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:14-December-1938
Actual Event End Date:14-December-1938


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Wonthaggi Royal Life Saving Club

In memory of Allan James Ralph Newman who drowned whilst training at Cape paterson

13. 12. 1938


Source: MA
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