Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Waratah - denial, profound.


The Coburg Leader, Friday 11 March, 1910
When news came of a vessel being seen on firewhich subsequently blew up andfoundered there was a wild outburstof incredulity in Melbourne and experts proceeded to point out the impossibilities of the case. Then floating bodies were seen, but the maritime experts would have none of them and put them down as "skates."

Such responses were to be expected. No one connected with the Waratah wanted to accept the possibility of such a ghastly outcome. 



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