2015 Marquette Commemorative Events


Below are the key events that were held as part of the commemoration.

marquette displayInteractive historical Marquette display

(photos to come)



gardens tourHistoric talk hosted by Jude Turner


Description: Jude Turner spoke the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden on the reserve Christchurch Hospital site. All attendees received an updated garden map and guide to all plantings in the memorial garden. Ten white crosses were be erected to remember the Marquette nurses who died when the troopship Marquette was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Aegean Sea on 23 October 1915, during World War I.



roses of no mans landRoses of no mans land by Elayne Buckler


Description: Roses of no mans land written by Elayne Buckler was performed by St Margaret’s College students to align with the centenary of the Marquette sinking. It is a dramatized version of events with some funds being donated to the restoration of the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel.