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On This Day In Australia: In 1895, the steamship Catterthun struck rocks in NSW, killing 55 people

On 8 August 1895, the steamship SS Catterthun struck Seal Rock, New South Wales, and foundered, killing fifty-five people. The Catterthun disaster remains one of the worst shipping tragedies to have occurred on the New South Wales coast.  The steamer left the Eastern and Australian Steamship Company’s wharf in Sydney during the afternoon of 7th August, 1895, … Continue reading

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