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

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.


  • 1879 - 1880

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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.





Finding aid date

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

Includes index.


Repository Details

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