Me­mo­rial ser­vice

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

T H E c e n t e n a r y o f t h e Yon­gala disas­ter will be com­mem­o­rated at St James Anglican Cathe­dral on Wed­nes­day night.

Anglican Bishop of North Queens­land Bishop Bill Ray will of­fi­ci­ate at the me­mo­rial ser­vice, be­gin­ning at 6pm.

The ser­vice has been or­gan­ised by Graham Miller, man­ager of The Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers at the Port of Townsville.

‘‘ The tragedy 100 years ago had pro­found ef f ects on Townsville,’’ Mr Miller said this week.

‘‘ To­day pop­u­lar tours visit the site of the wreck and the Yon­gala con­tin­ues to play an im­por­tant role in the her­itage of our port city.

‘‘ With our his­tory of cy­clones in the Far North, we live in con­stant aware­ness of their de­struc­tive force, as re­cent months have shown.

‘‘ We gather to re­mem­ber the brave souls who per­ished try­ing to save the Yon­gala and the men, women and chil­dren who drowned on their jour­ney to visit fam­ily and friends to work and play in this part of God’s cre­ation.’’

The cathe­dral bell will toll dur­ing a can­dle-light­ing and wreath-lay­ing cer­e­mony.

P h o n e M r M i l l e r o n 0418 886050 for de­tails.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice is also planned at the Townsville Mar­itime Mu­seum, Palmer St on Wed­nes­day at 10am. The cap­tain of the

Wil­liam Knight

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