Story: Shipwrecks

Wreck of the Orpheus

Wreck of the Orpheus

The loss of the Orpheus on 7 February 1863 was a major calamity reported extensively in Britain. Download the document to read the account published in the Illustrated London News of 18 April 1863 (76 KB).

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Reference: PUBL-0033-1863-437

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Perils of the sea: 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/7285/wreck-of-the-orpheus (accessed 19 November 2018)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006