Date set for Centaur service

Red cross from the Centaur

By Mark Furler - Sunshine Coast Daily

Premier Anna Bligh has announced the date for the first of two major commemorations following the discovery of the AHS Centaur. 

"A National Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be held at St John's Cathedral Ann Street Brisbane on 2 March 2010 at 11 AM," the Premier said in a statement released this morning.

"The Order of Service for the ceremony is being prepared in consultation with key stakeholders but we wanted to give survivors and relatives of survivors time to make the arrangements they need to be there.

"A further ceremony proposed to be conducted at sea for Centaur relatives is yet to be scheduled and the details are being worked through with the commemoration taskforce."

In January, a memorial plaque was positioned by the expedition crew on the foredeck of the wreck of the Centaur honours those who lost their lives.


Japanese Australian hospital ship Centaur David Mearns Moreton Island