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Title : Admella Admella
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Date of creation : 1859
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 155 x 205
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The wreck of the Steamer Admella, which occurred 18 miles north west of Cape Northumberland. This sketch, by HD Melville, HM Customs, is the view from the shore on the morning of 14 August 1859, 8 days after her loss. Two steamers are in attendance, the Lady Bird and the Ant, and their lifeboats are attempting a rescue

Coverage year : 1859
Period : 1852-1883
Region : South East
Further reading :

Loney, J. K. Admella North Geelong, Vic.: J.K. Loney, [1975]

Mossman, Samuel. Narrative of the shipwreck of the "Admella", inter-colonial steamer, on the southern coast of Australia drawn up, from authentic statements furnished by the rescuers and survivors Melbourne: Printed and published for the Committee of the "Admella" Fund by J.H. Moulines and Co., 1859

Mudie, Ian. Wreck of the Admella Adelaide: Rigby, 1966

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