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15 December 2014


Most ship wrecks are reported, either by survivors or other passing vessels, other times wreckage is found washed up on the shore that has a name plate or some other identifiable signal attached, bodies are recovered with identifiable objects, all these let the authorities know that there has been a tragic loss.
Other times unidentifiable wreckage is found, imparting a feeling of melancholy .
This small easily missed article appeared in the South Australian advertiser in 1870, it’s a poignant reminder of how harsh and dangerous times were in the early days of seafaring.
The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Saturday 2 April 1870, page 2

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