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Commemorative plaque SS Christina Fraser

Date: 1933
Dimensions:
Overall: 383 × 610 mm
Medium: Bronze, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mission to Seafarers
Object Name: Plaque
Object No: 00054928

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    Description
    Plaque 'SS Christina Fraser' 'Lost at sea with all hands ... last seen on June 24th 1933'
    SignificanceThis plaque is part of a group from the Mission that range from 1900 to 1943 erected for people and ships lost at sea and people who worked for many years at the mission. They are all wonderful, evocative and poignant memorials, ranging from 'lost at sea through enemy action', 'a faithful friend of seamen', 'died of an accident on the bridge', 'lost overboard aged 21', and 'fell from aloft'. They are important records of a time when lost sailors were grieved for at the mission and the plaques and services stood in for burials that did not occur. They are outstanding examples of maritime related sites of grief, commemoration and memory.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Commemorative plaque SS Christina Fraser

    Collection title: Mission to Seafarers collection

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