Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Augustine Francis Fitzgerald (1861)

The plaque reads ...

Sugustine FitzgeraldAugustine Francis
Fitzgerald
Diad at sea 02.12.1861 aged 19 years
Latitude 36 south, Longitude 157 east
Senior apprentice known for sterling
honesty and integrity of purpose
Fatally fell from mast head of the
barque 'Offley', Captain Robinson

On the 2nd December 1861, Augustine Francis Fitzgerald, aged 19 years, died at sea by falling from the mast head of the barque Offley .

The deceased was the senior apprentice on board the whaling vessel, and acted in the capacity of clerk and storekeeper.

His sterling honesty and integrity of purpose justly earned for him the good opinions of all on board. His loss has been severely felt by Captain Robinson, to whom he was very much attached.