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From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

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Object Registration
2091
Keywords
padre oliver, captain robert sunter
Historical information
On the 4 August 1934, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Great Britain declaration of war on Germany, Captain Robert Sunter, commander of the coastal liner Manunda, from the Adelaide Steamship Company, planted a tree - number 100 - in memory of merchant seamen who lost their life during the war, in the main avenue leading to the Shrine of Remembrance.
When Made
04 August 1934
Significance
Captain Robert Sunter , a friend of the seamen and the mission, died a month later in Cairns.
A window was dedicated in his memory in the St Peter's Chapel in February 1936 by Padre Oliver. (see item 0038)
Last updated
5 Sep 2019 at 2:43PM