Georgette Memorial - Margaret River, Western Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 33° 57.232 E 115° 04.402
50H E 321971 N 6241286
Quick Description: A memorial to those who lost their lives and those who were rescued in a shipwreck
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/9/2015 12:45:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:
The S S Georgette Memorial commemorates the wreck of the ship, the lives lost, and acknowledgement by the Royal Humane Society for those involved in the rescue of survivors.
On December 1st 1870 when the ship was off Calcardup Bay it sprung a leak and flooded the engines,due to the pumps not working. Orders were given to take to the lifeboats , but one broke in two and 12 lives were lost. The ship drifted ashore and began to break up.
Grace Bussell and an aboriginal stockman, Sam Isaacs, rode their horses into the sea and rescued survivors, for which Grace was to receive a silver medal whilst Sam a Bronze from the Royal Humane Society of England
Disaster Date: 12/1/1876

Date of dedication: 12/1/1960

Memorial Sponsors: Augusta Margaret River Council

Disaster Type: Natural

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