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  • Short Summary

    The liner ship Wanganella goes aground on treacherous rocks in Australia.

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    Unissued / unused material - location and date unclear or unknown.


    The liner ship Wanganella goes aground on treacherous rocks.

    VS the ship amid the rocks. MS passengers and luggage being transferred to a rescue ship. MS Passengers going ashore and drinking tea. CU the prow of the Wanganella and the rocks she hit, jutting out of the water.

    (Lav & Mute.) Material dates from around January 1947.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:00:00 / 01:31:03:00
    UN 1635 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location for this footage is currently stated to be Australia, however it's actually Barrett Reef, in the entrance to Wellington Harbour, New Zealand.

    The ship ran aground on 19 January 1947, and remained stuck there for 18 days.

    Amongst those on board were the famous British businessman and philanthropist Lord Nuffield.

    The text "location and date unclear or unknown" can be removed.

    Here's an original newspaper report confirming most of those details....

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