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15-August-2017
15-August-2017

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The plaque commemorates Patricia O`Shea, Annie Kocho, Susannah Kocho, and her children William and Robert who drowned in a boating accident on the Condamine River in February 1927.

The tragedy happened while the river was in flood and the boat (which was carrying eleven people) struck an obstacle and capsized. Seven people died in the tragedy and four were rescued. 

 

Location

Address:8 Foster Street, Condamine, 4416
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.926749
Long: 150.131493
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-1927
Actual Event End Date:07-February-1927

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF 
Susannah, Elizabeth Kocho - aged 34 years.
And her two children
William, Joseph Kocho. - Aged 8 years.
And Robert, Wilfred Kocho. - Aged 2 years.
— Also —
Annie, Ellen Kocho. - Aged 39 years.
And her niece
Patricia O`Shea. - Aged 13 years.
Who were drowned as the result of a
boating accident at Condamine on
— 7th February 1927. —
"Eternal rest grant unto them O ` Lord"
Erected by Condamine and Miles friends.

 

 

Source: MA
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