Poor Souls, They Perished – the Cataraqui, Australia's Worst Shipwreck by Andrew Lemon and Marjorie Morgan (new 2014 edition now available)

Poor Souls, They Perished – the Cataraqui, Australia's Worst Shipwreck by Andrew Lemon and Marjorie Morgan (new 2014 edition now available)

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Poor Souls, They Perished – the Cataraqui, Australia's Worst Shipwreck by Andrew Lemon and Marjorie Morgan (new 2014 edition now available)

Australia's worst civil disaster – a sailing ship stranded only 150 yards off the deserted shore of King Island, isolated by rows of reefs; victims clinging, for up to two days, to the disintegrating vessel. The story of the horrific 1845 shipwreck – 400 died; nine were miraculously rescued.

Winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Wilke Award, 1986, for an Australian book of non-fiction.

The new edition, published by Burgewood Books, has been redesigned and has a new cover and preface.

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