Sunday, 7 June 2015

£14,600 PAYABLE TO RELATIVES OF CREW.

The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate, Saturday 15 January 1910

Workman's Compensation Fund.
London, Thursday.
It is stated that under the workmen's Compensation Act, £14,600 is payable to relatives of 115 of the crew of the lost steamer, Waratah.
Small compensation for the loss of a loved one and bread winner @ £127 on average per crew member !
And what of the missing 4 crew members making up the full compliment of 119?
I suppose we can exclude Captain Ilbery and his chief officers?

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