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27-May-2017
27-May-2017
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The tombstone over the grave commemorates Alice Mary Fox who drowned in February 1899.

Flinders, Sunday. A sad fatality occurred here this afternoon. A young woman named Alice Fox, a housmaid at the Flinders Hotel, was bathing in the sea on the Ocean Beach just after dinner. She got beyond her depth, and before assistance could be rendered she sank and drowned. The body was recovered, but efforts to restore animation were unavailing. It is believed that the deceased has relatives in Melbourne. A magisterial inquiry is to be held tomorrow morning. 
Argus (Melbourne),  13 February 1899.

 

Location

Address:1 - 5 Stokes Street, Flinders Cemetery, Flinders, 3929
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.469995
Long: 145.015741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:12-February-1899
Actual Event End Date:12-February-1899
Designer:J. Swain (East Melbourne, VIC)

Dedication

Front Inscription

Alice Mary Fox

Aged 18 years

Erected by friends at Flinders in memory of a young life cruelly snatched by the sea at Ocean Beach

Sunday 12th Feby 1899.

With Christ on Heaven`s eternal shore.

J.Swain
Latrobe St. E.Melb.

 

Source: MA
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