Story: Castaways

Dundonald flagpole

Dundonald flagpole

After their wreck on Disappointment Island in March 1907, the Dundonald survivors built huts from the tussock on the island. While awaiting rescue at the Erebus Cove depot, they built this flagstaff, which flew a flag roughly embroidered with the word ‘Welcome’.

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Ken Scadden, 'Castaways - Survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7562/dundonald-flagpole (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Ken Scadden, published 12 Jun 2006