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Monday, October 18, 2004

Australia: Memorial for 353 drowned asylum seekers

From The Australian:
A MEMORIAL to the 353 asylum seekers who perished on the ill-fated SIEV X voyage will be unveiled in Hobart tomorrow [19 October] on the third anniversary of the tragedy.

Tasmanians for Refugees spokesman James Boyce said the memorial, a bench at Cornelian Bay, would provide a quiet place to remember the 146 children, 142 women and 65 men who drowned when their overloaded boat sank en route from Indonesia to Australia on October 19, 2001.

Just 45 people survived the tragedy, on the vessel known as the SIEV X.

Tasmanians for Refugees


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