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andrew van rensburg
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STRUCK A DERELICT WRECK.
I return to a letter from an experienced  mariner who summed up much of the  Waratah controversy to perfection. He also put  forward an important theory and explanation  for the Waratah disappearing astern of the  Harlow. The Advertiser (Adelaide) Friday 10...
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Waratah - more on the Gael.
This lengthy continuation of the sinking of the Gael gives us an insight into the tribulations of a disaster at sea and survival on lifeboats. An interesting comment is made in the context of crew trying to establish the cause of the Gael taking on water. T...
This lengthy continuation of the sinking of the Gael gives us an insight into the tribulations of a disaster at sea and survival on lifeboats. An interesting comment is made in the context of crew trying to establish the caus...
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Waratah - Lifebuoy and the dark mass of an uncharted wreck.
They tell you the Waratah foundered
near Port St. John’s and this is
probably true. Air crews have noted a
dark mass on the sea-bed which is not
marked on the charts. It is said that
natives picked up a lifebuoy with the
name Waratah painted on it and tried...
They tell you the Waratah foundered near Port St. John’s and this is probably true. Air crews have noted a dark mass on the sea-bed which is not marked on the charts. It is said that natives picked up a lifebuoy with the name...
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HYPOTHETICAL CASE.
It's all very well trying to figure out what became of the Waratah, based on loose circumstantial evidence. But what if a diver were to discover, between the Bashee River and Cape Hermes, a relatively small, but robust object, definitively linked to the War...
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Waratah - comprehensive description of the flagship.
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Tuesday 29 September, 1908. THE NEW STEAMER WARATAH. Lund's Blue Anchor liner Waratah, which was launched on September 12. will leave London on November 5 on her maiden voya ge  to Australia. She will leave Adelaide on her return v...
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Tuesday 29 September, 1908. THE NEW STEAMER WARATAH. Lund's Blue Anchor liner Waratah, whichwas launched on September 12. will leaveLondon on November 5 on her maiden voyage to Australia. She will ...
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Waratah - Mr. Beet revisited.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 11 September, 1909. A STEAMER IN DISTRESS. WHAT A FARMER SAW.  A story which, but for a slight discrepancy in dates, might have thrown a new light on the Waratah mystery, is related by a farmer named Edward J. Beet, a par...
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WARATAH, MAGNIFICENT SCARLET BLOSSOM, DOOMED NAME.
The SS Waratah was the fifth vessel to be given the name of NSW's state emblem blossom. Waratah  ( Telopea ) is an endemic,  Australian  genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Vi...
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Waratah - sinking of the Gael.
The West Australian, Saturday 28 August, 1909. THE FOUNDERING OF THE GAEL. Any lingering apprehensions regarding the fate of the crew of the abandoned French ship Gael were removed early this morning by the information that the missing boat, containing the ...
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WHERE DID THE WARATAH COME ABOUT?
Captain Bruce of the Harlow reported that he first noticed smoke from the Waratah astern at 5.30 pm, 27 July. Where could this have been? The Harlow would have been roughly abeam of Mpande River mouth and the Waratah abeam of the Umtata River mouth. See ima...
Captain Bruce of the Harlow reported that he first noticed smoke from the Waratah astern at 5.30 pm, 27 July. Where could this have been? The Harlow would have been roughly abeam of Mpande River mouth and the Waratah abeam of...
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CONDITION OF THE WARATAH WRECK?
What could one expect to find of the Waratah wreck more than 100 years on? The preservation of steel wrecks depends on a number of factors: the wreck becoming covered in sand or silt - tends to be preserved far better. There is a great deal of silt output b...
What could one expect to find of the Waratah wreck more than 100 years on? The preservation of steel wrecks depends on a number of factors: the wreck becoming covered in sand or silt - tends to be preserved far better. The...
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Waratah - charred timber.
MISSING WARATAH. CHARRED TIMBER WASHED ASHORE. SOUTH AFRICAN MYSTERY. LONDON, Nov. 6. The report that a quantity of charred and broken decking and a deck hatch had been washed ashore at Port Alfred, 400 miles south west of Durban, was  received in Lon don  ...
MISSING WARATAH. CHARRED TIMBER WASHED ASHORE. SOUTH AFRICAN MYSTERY. LONDON, Nov. 6. The report that a quantity of charred andbroken decking and a deck hatch had beenwashed ashore at Port Alfred, 400 milessouth west of ...
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Waratah - Incredulity and 'would have none of that'.
The Coburg Leader, Friday 11 March, 1910.  When news  came of a vessel being  seen on fire  which subsequently  blew up and  foundered there was  a wild outburst  of incredulity in Melbourne  and ex perts proceeded to point out the  im possibilities of the ...
The Coburg Leader, Friday 11 March, 1910. When news came of a vessel being seen on fire which subsequently blew up and foundered there was a wild outburst of incredulity in Melbourne and experts proceeded to point out the im...
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I am a GP in the Nkomazi East district. I live in Komatipoort
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