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Rutherford Place

At 4.10am on 14 May 1943 the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-177 off Moreton Island. Only 64 of 322 on board survived. Sister Ellen Rutherford was one of the victims. Of the twelve nursing staff on board, only one, Sister Ellen Savage, survived. She and the remaining survivors were rescued by the ship USS Mugford some 36 hours later.

This street is dedicated to the memory of Sister Rutherford and all those lost on the Centaur, whose names are recorded on the Centaur Memorial, Wickham Point, Caloundra.

the centaur
The Centaur

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