Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Oyster Bay Tragedy (1850)

The plaque reads ...

Oyster Bay TragedyOyster Bay Tragedy
5 November, 1850
Children of Thomas and Mary Ann Large
drowned when sloop 'Resolution' was
wrecked off Waterloo Point (Swansea)
Elizabeth aged 12    Edmund J. aged 10
William aged 8    Hannah aged 6
George aged 4   Frances M. aged 2
Glamorgan/Spring Bay Historical Society

The Colonial Times reported on the 12 November 1850 of the loss of the family aboard the sloop Resolution that was returning from a charter by Thomas Large. The Resolution ran aground at Waterloo Point near the entrance of the Meredith River at Swansea.

Colonial Times 12 November 1850