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Jan 3

January 3, 2016

Enquiry from Scotland re the Lady Kinnaird

Late December 2015, we received the following email message from Scotland: – “Hello, I am the webmaster for the community website www.abernyte.org in Scotland. I have been researching the SS Lady Kinnaird which was built on the River Tay at Dundee some 10 miles from our small village and carries the name of the local landowner of Rossie Estate at... Read more

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Oct 2

October 2, 2015

Search for a photo showing the discovery of a ship’s bell

We recently received a request re the supply of a photograph that featured on the front page of The Advertiser about 20 years ago, around 1995. I happened to have kept a copy of the newspaper on file for such occasions. This is the photograph in question: – Three divers and the bell from the Sir Wilfred Lawson (Photo courtesy... Read more

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May 31

May 31, 2014

Map of Marion Bay & SS Willyama wreck - Google Earth 2013

Marion Bay & the wreck of the SS Willyama

As described in my article titled “Three Days at Marion Bay” in our May newsletter, a highlight of our trip was our visit to the site of the wreck of the Willyama near Marion Bay on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. The 2704-ton (or 2705t) SS Willyama sank in Marion Bay, near Rhino Head, on 13th April 1907. She had been built,... Read more

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Nov 1

November 1, 1980

Magpie Morwong

The Wreck of the Willyama

Willyama Bay, lying between Stenhouse Bay and Marion Bay at the southernmost tip of the Yorke Peninsula, is a delightfully secluded cove of soft, clean sand backed by a fringe of scrub-covered dunes. Behind the dunes is an extensive area where camping is permitted at no charge. The fact that there are no facilities, and the state of the entrance... Read more

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