John Eades: “The Wreck of the SS Admella, 1859
March 3 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm
One of the worst maritime disasters in Australian History occurred on 6th August, 1859, when the SS Admella hit a hidden reef approximately one mile off the coast, close to the borders of South Australia and Victoria.
Of the 113 persons on board only 24 survived. Despite many heroic attempts to rescue them, the heavy seas foiled all efforts. The survivors had to endure eight days in the water, clinging to parts of the wreck, with little or no drinking water or food, before they could finally be rescued.
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