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A Strange Place For A Titanic Memorial


Jim Lad
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While visiting Broken Hill - in the far west of NSW - recently, we came across this memorial to the bandsmen of the Titanic. I thought it was an unusual place to find a memorial to a ship that sank on the other side of the world, especially as Broken Hill is several hundred kilometres from the nearest large body of water, but it turns out that brass bands were especially popular in the town in the years before the First World War and when news of the disaster reached 'The Hill' the townsmen thought it an appropriate place to erect a monument to the Titanic's brave bandsmen.

 

John 

 

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