Monday, 16 May 2016
PUBLIC ANGER RE BODIES ADRIFT.
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Saturday 25 June, 1910.
In the light of information made public
weeks after the Wakefield left on her
search voyage, and obtained more by
dent than willingness on the part of
who gave it, no other result was expected.
The officers of the steamer Tottenham had
passed dead bodies near the South African
coast within a few days of the Waratah's
disappearance, bodies absolutely identified
by them as those of human beings. Yet for
some extraordinary reason they had failed
to report the matter until it was too late
to save generous Australians the expendi
of £4,500, and unfortunate re
anxiety and in
many instances serious financial
incurred to assist the searchers. If the
Tottenham's officers had promptly men
matter, not only would the
money have been un
spent, but that of the Sabine
have been saved.
Rightly so !
wreck of the SS Tottenham.
andrew van rensburg
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