Topic: "Lizzie Bell" Memorial - 1901

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Memorial to those lost at the wreck of the "Lizzie Bell" (1901), Pihama Cemetery, Puketapu Road, Pihama

Lizzie Bell Memorial 

Memorial to the 12 of the 18 crewmen of the barque Lizzie Bell , wrecked at Oeo on 24th July 1901. Only six bodies (Jones, Olley, Simmons, Perry, Lang & Chappel) were recovered in time for the Coroner's inquest  and initial burial. Two more of the crew (Mulligan & Renier) were later found and buried here. It is suspected the remaining four (Frederickson,Partland, Guy & Bryce) were either not recovered or are also buried in the cemetery but in unmarked graves.

 The anchor was recovered from the wreck in the early 1960s and for many years was owned by J. R. Blake of Hawera before being obtained by Mrs C. Patterson who gifted it to the cemetery trustees. It was mounted by the memorial in 1974.

(See the account of the wreck, funeral and the centennial ceremony on 24 July 2001 attached as Documents and Web links below) 


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"Lizzie Bell" Memorial - 1901

"Lizzie Bell" Memorial - 1901 by Ron is Copyright Act 1994