Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

William Owen and son William (1862)

The plaque reads ...

Plaque details yet to be obtained.

Mercury (Hobart, Tas) Thursday 1 May 1862 states:
Great fears are entertained of the loss of the Terror, well fishing-boat, in which William Owens and his son left on the 5th ultimo. They were last heard of leaving South Port on the 12th, and in consequence of the westerly gales the friends of Owen are in a state of anxiety for his safety.

Mercury (Hobart, Tas); Monday 5 May 1862 states:
BRIGHT EXAMPLE:- We are informed that as soon as it was discovered that William Owen and his son were drowned, a young lady, 14 years of age, voluntary engaged to collect subscriptions for the relief of the widow, and fatherless children and has succeeded in obtaining upwards of £11. We hope that other young ladies, stimulated by the same benevolent motive, may be induced to contribute to the same beneficient purpose.