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

The Star of Greece 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 giant storm.

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

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

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