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17 December 2015

Undesirable sights near Jervis Bay - 1893

During a long passage between Port Pirie and Newcastle,  the ship’s crew of the  Agnus Oswald, experienced a very unpleasant incident just southward of Jervis Bay.
The ship passed the dead body of a woman a little to the south of Jervis Bay on the  3rd April 1893
The women's body was above the ordinary height clothed in a nightdress. One hand was under water,  and seemed like something was biting at it.   Alongside the body a large albatross alighted just prior to  the time the vessel passed.   A little way behind the carcasses of several cattle were also passed, which would lead to the supposition that the recent floods in these parts might be accountable for these undesirable sights.


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