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Monument: Tsunami memorial

Erection date: 6/7/2011

Inscription

{On the underside of the cut:}
In memory of all those who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami, 29 December 2004. 

120-tonne block of granite,  4.1 metre cube with a corner removed.  According to Handy Shipping Guide this was the "biggest transportation of a single piece of stone in the UK or France since the building of Stonehenge and the tale of how the giant piece came to arrive at the Natural History Museums gardens is worth telling."

The prime organiser of this memorial, Michael Holland, lost his motherwife and daughter in the disaster. 

Site: Tsunami memorial (1 memorial)

SW7, Cromwell Road, Natural History Museum, Darwin Centre garden

The tsunami, this memorial and its unveiling are well covered at the Natural History Museum.  The BBC provides some information about, and photographs of many of the dead.  Not surprisingly with so many names, there are some discrepancies between the BBC list and that on the memorial.  Where possible these are addressed on the individual subject pages.  But also there are 12 names on the memorial that the BBC does not have, and 5 that the BBC has but do not appear on the memorial.  The BBC list is dated December 2005 so possibly the memorial list, being later, is more accurate.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Information Subjects commemorated

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Information Created by

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Carmody and Groarke

Architectural practice of Kevin Carmody (from Melbourne) and Andrew Groarke (...

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Tsunami Support UK

2011: "The Tsunami Support Network, coordinated by the British Red Cross, has...

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Patron of the Goon Show Preservation Society.

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