Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 15, 2008 8:48:46 GMT 12
December 13, 2008 - 1:53pm A Plaque dedicated to the memory of the 763 people who died on the HMS Neptune is being unveiled on the Otago Harbour this evening.
The British High Commissioner George Ferguson, along with the head of New Zealand's Navy, and the daughter of the only man to survive the 1941 sinking of the Neptune will lead tonight's unveiling at Customhouse Quay..
Dunedin men Nigel McPherson, and Royden Thompson, have lobbied for the plaque which is to commemorate the 30 Dunedin men, and 100 New Zealanders, who died when the Neptune sank on its way to Tripoli.
Tonight's unveiling ceremony begins at 6.30pm.
9 Local News is filming the proceedings and will have a report on it in Monday's bulletin.