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Shipwreck - Steamer Wairarapa - 28 October 1894 - Narrative of a Survivor - A Passenger's Account

NARRATIVES OF SURVIVORS.

A PASSENGER
A passenger says:— "I was asleep in the saloon when the crash came. Mr. J. C. White, an old gentleman from Sydney, eighty-five years of age and sixty-six years in the colony, and Mr. F. C. White, from Ballarat, a cousin of mine, occupied the same cabin. I had some difficulty, in arousing them, and both were lost. Soon afterwards nearly every one was supplied with a life belt. There were some sixteen horses on board, and these it is feared in their terror killed some of the people. As the bridge gave way the captain, who had a lady beside him, is said to have dived into the sea, and neither he nor the lady was seen again. 
After some vain attempts to get a line ashore Mr. Corrie, from Scotland, got a considerable distance, but the line was not long enough, and he barely escaped with his life. At length the line was secured, and the first lady to go was a Miss Dickensen. Another lady, a Miss. Williams, not so fortunate, became entangled in the li…

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