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Commemorative plaque for Irene Elizabeth Australia Black

Date: 1935
Dimensions:
Overall: 250 × 405 mm
Medium: Bronze, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mission to Seafarers
Object Name: Plaque
Object No: 00054915

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    Description
    Commemorative plaque In loving memory of Irene Elizabeth Australia Black died 15 January 1935 many years a devoted member of TMTS (sp.?)
    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 for Irene Elizabeth Australia Black

    Collection title: Mission to Seafarers collection

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