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27-October-2020
27-October-2020

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The plaque commemorates former City Engineer and Surveyor, James D. Chapman, who accidentally drowned in April 1948. His two sons were also drowned in the tragedy. 

ADELAIDE, Monday. The search was continued today for traces of James D. Chapman, Adelaide city engineer, and his two sons, aged 17 and 15, who were swept to sea off a rock while fishing near Belamere on the southern coast yesterday. The search proved unsuccessful. Chapman's wife, who saw the tragedy, vainly attempted to rescue the younger son by pulling off her cardigan and holding it out to him, but a big wave swept the boy away from the cardigan. Little hope is held out of finding the bodies, which are believed to have been swept away by a strong current.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW ),  27 April 1948.

Location

Address:King William Street, Adelaide City Council, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.926281
Long: 138.600694
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1948
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1948

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1948
Front Inscription

TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF 
JAMES D. CHAPMAN
B.E, F.S.A.S.M., A.M.I.E. (Aust)
CITY ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR
ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED  APRIL 25th. 1948
HE WAS HONORED AND BELOVED BY EVERY EMPLOYEE

ERECTED BY THE OUTSIDE STAFF
                    1948

 

Source: MA
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