Kōrero: Shipwrecks

The wreck of the General Grant (1 o 2)

The wreck of the General Grant

This image depicts the General Grant in its death throes. This is one of the most famous wrecks in New Zealand waters because of the desperate experiences of the survivors on Auckland Island and the ship’s alleged cargo of 2,576 ounces of gold. On a voyage from Melbourne to London in May 1866, the General Grant was wrecked on the western coast of the island. Only 15 of the 83 passengers and crew survived, and only 10 were rescued 18 months later.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0033-1868-376-1

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Underwater history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/7312/the-wreck-of-the-general-grant (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006