Story: Nelson region

Delaware crew rescue: the wreck (2nd of 2)

Delaware crew rescue: the wreck

The brigantine Delaware, wrecked at Wakapuaka on 4 September 1863, is depicted in this engraving. Local Māori, led by Hūria Mātenga, rescued all but one of the crew. The ship had left Nelson for Napier the night before and been driven onto rocks during a storm.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
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Photograph of an engraving by Frederick Nelson Jones

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Sea and air transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28830/delaware-crew-rescue-the-wreck (accessed 3 July 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015