Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Sorata

132 YEARS AGO, the steamship Sorata was wrecked near Cape Jervis on 3rd September 1880. The 4014-ton ship was subsequently salvaged two months later. The Duke of Manchester was on the bridge of the ship when it went ashore. The Duke had come to Australia as a Commissioner to the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition. He was a relative of Earl Kintore who became Governor of SA nine years later in 1889.

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