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In Perilous Seas: A Vigil for the Star of Greece, wrecked at Port Willunga in 1888

The Star of Greece was one of over 800 wrecks along the South Australian coastline and is one of South Australia’s most famous shipwrecks. Laden with wheat for a voyage to England, she was wrecked in a violent storm off Port Willunga on the 13th July 1888. Tragically the ship was only 200 metres from shore when it broke in two amidships at 2.00am, and help did not arrive in time to save 18 people who perished in the roaring surf.

A memorial to honour them is at the Aldinga Uniting Church and here at their grave, we step back in time with a dramatic and mesmerising winter’s night vigil in projection art. In this dark tale of the tragedy and its aftermath, we pay our respects to the lost at sea, and to all who have lost their lives in their workplace.

You are invited to join us for this special free event!

IN PERILOUS SEAS is presented as part of illuminart’s Travelling Light Tour.

Friday 30th August 2109. Arrive from 6PM for a 6:30 PM beginning

The event begins at 6:30 PM with a showcase of stories from around the coast of South Australia presented from 6:30-7:30PM

There wlill be a half  hour intermission (snacks and drinks available in the hall)

IN PERILOUS SEAS will play from 8-9PM.

In the case of wet weather, the event will take place inside.

Where?
Aldinga Uniting Church, 2 Coach Road Aldinga. (see maps below)

When?
Friday 30th August 2109
Travelling Light 6:30-7:30 – please arrive at 6pm
In Perilous Seas 8pm to 9pm.
Limited seating will be available, so arrive early.

What to bring:
Chairs or rugs if you wish.
Warm tea and coffee will be available to purchase on the night.

In the event of wet weather the shows will take place inside the venue.

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