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The monument commemorates sailors of the windjammers. 

The last square rigger to leave Port Victoria was the "Pamir". She left on the 1st June 1949, carrying 56,681 bags of wheat.  When she sank in 1957 it was decided to erect a memorial to old sailors. Port Victoria was the last port in Australia to load a windjammer.

Note: A windjammer is a commercial sailing ship with multiple masts that may be either square rigged or fore-and-aft rigged or a combination of the two. The informal term arose during the transition from the Age of Sail to the Age of Steam.


Address:Victoria Terrace, Port Victoria, 5573
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.496148
Long: 137.483157
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th September, 1959
Front Inscription

A tribute to the stalwart sailors and tall ships of the sailing ship era

"They mark our passage as a race of men 
Earth will not see such ships as those agen"

Plaque :

Erected by public subscription

Unveiled by Hon. C. S. Hincks

13. 9. 59

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au