The "Marion", a three masted 900 ton ship carrying 360 emigrants and cargo, grounded on the Troubridge Shoal
just a few miles from the shore of Yorke Peninsula on the night of 29th July, 1851. |
Map of approximate route - - courtesy John Keynes, based on passenger Samuel Keynes diary This web site is provided as one of the means of compiling and distributing information about this last journey of the "Marion" and the details of the survivors. No lives were lost during the sinking.
On July 29th 2001, on the 150 th anniversary, over 60 direct descendants of the passengers, with family and friends travelled to Edithburgh. There they attended a ceremony which included the unveiling of a reproduction of the passenger list .
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