The Wreck of the Sailing Ship Netherby – A Miracle of Survival (2nd edition 2012)


The Wreck of the Sailing Ship Netherby is the story of an 1866 shipwreck on the western coast of King Island, in southern Australia. It tells of a near miracle, vividly related by three different participants. Here was a ship with 413 emigrant passengers and a crew of 38, impaled by night on serrated reefs not far from the 1845 remains of the Cataraqui. The Cataraqui had lost 400 lives. The senior officers of the Netherby were instrumental in saving the lives of all those aboard their vessel, plus a baby born on the island to one of the rescued passengers!

Paperback 56 pages; Notes for the new edition; Foreword; Appendices including updated passenger list; Photographs and maps (B&W, and colour).

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Gallery: Cape Wickham lighthouse on the northern tip of King Island. From here a rescue bid was made for the passengers and crew of the wrecked Netherby.

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