01 June 2012

Friday's Fences: Memorial to Titanic bandsmen

According to this ABC website, the eight bandsmen were actually members of two separate musical groups, joining together that night to play as the Titanic ship sank. 

Barrier Daily Truth, Broken Hill's Daily Newspaper, reports in April 2012, when commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of this luxury liner, "at the time of the tragedy the city had hundreds of brass band players and a very strong musical tradition, so the story of the band playing as the ship went down touched many hearts.  They wanted to erect a memorial in their memory".


Location: Sturt Park, Broken Hill, N.S.W.


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26 comments:

Bev said...

How interesting!! Thanks for the information..

Elaine said...

What a beautiful memorial to some courageous, and generous, men.

HansHB said...

A great post! Lovely to see the picture!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A fine memorial to those brave men. Thanks for showing it to us. Have a good weekend.

heyBJK said...

Great history information! There are ties to the tragedy of the Titanic everywhere. A lovely memorial.

Lea said...

Very nice, pretty memorial.
Have a great Friday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Liz said...

Beautiful memorial and a lovely fence & garden.

Linda said...

A very nice memorial to those brave men!

Beth said...

wow, what a beautiful place to visit. (:

Dianne said...

A beautiful memorial Carole.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

'Twas a sad night, indeed, but there were--as with the bandsmen--outstanding examples of courage and calm acceptance of the inevitable.

Look Hard to See the Fence!

ZielonaMila said...

Very nice, pretty memorial. I am greeting

Meggie said...

What a beautiful memorial to honor those brave men...Very nice photo!

VaishVijay said...

That memorial looks majestic against the blue sky!

Jan n Jer said...

very interesting...nice that there is a memorial in their memory!

Al said...

Nice shots of a great memorial. I can't imagine what they went through.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Thank you for sharing such interesting history information. A beautiful memorial.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful memorial!

Marie said...

It's so sad. What a lovely memorial, and lovely fence around it.

Julie said...

But but but .. why? What is the connection? Broken Hill is about as far away from the North Atlantic as one can get! I could moan about hard-earned taxpayer dollars ... but it is not my style.

Revrunner said...

Neat! Combines history, fences, music, landscape . . . LOTS going on.

Jan Castle said...

Love the fencing!
Hugs,
Jan

Carole M. said...

Julie, I have added a further paragraph (with link) to this post now. It explains that the memorial was simply a heart-felt request by the many bandsmen of the city etc.

Faye said...

Of all the stories from this tragedy, had not heard this one. Always heroes who step forward in a crisis--sometimes from the most unexpected.

Julie said...

*grin*

I wonder if that would happen nowadays.

Ramona said...

The fence and memorial are just lovely.