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'Eastern Star' ashore on Back Beach, Durban, 1879 - 1880

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3058A/3

Scope and Contents

196 x 135 mm. Showing the sailing ship 'Eastern Star' beached on Back (South) Beach, with spectators on the sands watching the efforts of a group of labourers to moor the ship securely. In the background are the North Pier, the harbour entrance and the Bluff. The ship was probably wrecked during the same storm which beached the 'Surprise' in 1880.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1880

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart for slight chemical spotting.

Related Materials

For a similar view, but of the sailing ship 'Surprise', see Y3058A/5.

General

WS.

Originator(s)

Unknown

Finding aid date

2004-09-30 12:24:33+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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