A poem inspired by the wreck of the immigrant ship Dunbar, which foundered at South Head, Sydney, in August 1857, with almost complete loss of life of those on board. Kendall's poem 'The Merchant Ship' was also inspired by the Dunbar disaster.
Note that Kendall wrote two different poems titled 'Drowned at Sea'.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yPoems and SongsHenry Kendall,
SydneyLondon:J. R. ClarkeSampson Low, Son and Marston,1862Z8220061862selected work poetry SydneyLondon:J. R. ClarkeSampson Low, Son and Marston,1862
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966