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Star of Greece memorial
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Creator : Gall, Ernest
Source : Gall, Ernest, PRG 631/125/9
Date of creation : 1908
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Description :
In July 1888 the clipper Star of Greece ran aground off Port Willunga, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, during a tempestuous storm. She had come to South Australia carrying guns for a fort to be built at Glenelg, leaving London in March and arriving at Glenelg in June. She departed from Port Adelaide on 12 July for the return voyage, and sailed into a terrific storm, running aground and breaking in two. Although ten of the crew managed to get to shore, 18 men drowned. Only 12 bodies were recovered and buried in the Aldinga Wesleyan cemetery, with the funeral service read by the Willunga Anglican minister, the Rev. EK Miller. St. Ann's Anglican Church, shown in the background of this photograph, was part of the Rev. Miller's parish. It was built in 1866.
Related names :

Miller, E.K. (Edmund King), 1820-1911

St Ann's Church (Aldinga, S. Aust.)

Star of Greece (Ship)

Coverage year : 1908
Place : Aldinga (S. Aust.)
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :
Manning, Geoffrey H. The tragic shore: the wreck of the Star of Greece and a history of the jetties of Port Willunga, [Willunga, S. Aust.]: National Trust of South Australia, Willunga Branch, 1988
Randall, William. Papers relating to the Star of Greece, c. 1865-1988, PRG 1421/10
South Australia. Dept. of Environment and Planning. Drafting Branch. Adelaide's underwater heritage trail [cartographic material], Adelaide: The Dept., 1987



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