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Debris from the wreck of the 'SS Penguin' at Cape Terawhiti, Wellington, Between 12 and 14 February 1909

Reference Number: 1/1-020143-G

Coastline at Cape Terawhiti, Wellington, with debris from the wreck of the 'SS Penguin'. Photographed between 12 and 14 February 1909 by Sydney Charles Smith.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Penguin (Ship. 1864-1909), Terawhiti, Cape, Shipwrecks - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Beaches - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: On the night of 12 February 1909, the 'SS Penguin' struck a rock in Cook Strait and foundered with the loss of 75 lives.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Wellington. Terawhiti. 1909(PFP-028059)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: Penguin wreck at Terriwhiti; Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: Localaity View

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