Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Waratah - steamer Wakefield search.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (about) Previous issue Monday 17 January 1910

WARATAH SEARCH SHIP.
MELBOURNE, Sunday.

"No reply has yet been received to the cable
sent to the Agent-General by the executive
of the citizens' committee, asking if the Wake-
field's search for the Waratah might be ex-
tended an extra month if so desired. The
Premier has been asked to send another  
cable."

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (about) Previous issueTuesday 25 January 1910

WARATAH SEARCH SHIP.

MELBOURNE. Monday.

"The Premier (Mr. Murray) has received from
the Premier of Natal a message in reply to a
request that the Natal Government should
assist in every way in the despatch of the
steamer Wakefield, which has been chartered
to conduct a further search for the missing
Waratah. The reply is as follows:-"The Go-
vernment of Natal will do everything to facili-
tate the search for the Waratah."

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (about) Previous issueFriday 18 March 1910

WARATAH SEARCH SHIP.

MELBOURNE, Thursday.

"Though the steamer Wakefield left Durban
on February 25 (1910) on her voyage in search of the
missing steamer Waratah, the State authori-
ties are still ignorant of the exact course
her captain is following. The last news re-
ceived by them was to the effect that the
Wakefield would carry out her search in
accordance with the charter arranged by Sir
John Taverner, the Agent-General for Vic-
toria. In reply to a cable the Agent-General
has informed the Premier that the charter
was posted on March 4."

The search, although extensive, was fruitless.

lost at sea

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