The port engine from the RAAF Catalina which crashed on Lord Howe Island in 1948 with the loss of seven lives of the 9-man crew.
"A24-381 61163 Bu.44257/JX639 113 Air Sea Rescue Flight 1945. Served with 115 Air Sea Rescue Flight 08/09/45. Positioned at Hobart 10-17/03/47 on Air Seas Rescue standby for a Liberator flight over the Antarctic. Crashed Lord Howe Island 28/09/48. Crew; FLT LT W.D. Keller, FLT LT J.B. McCoy, FLT LT A. McKenzie, FLT LT M.D. Smith, PLT3 S.I. Piercy, WO S.H. Bacon, WO D.E. Salis." Ref courtesy http://www.adf-serials.com
Old Settlement Beach is in the background. A memorial is situated in a glade near the creek near the trees on the left. Another is placed on the ridge above the crash site where the aircraft struck the ground while turning crosswind to land on the lagoon in the early evening.