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'On 28th April 1899, the cargo ship Perthshire, bound for England from Sydney via Bluff, New Zealand, sustained a mechanical failure to her propeller shaft. The crew lost control of the ship, and, for a time, it 'disappeared', adrift in the Tasman Sea. The only passengers on board were Emily Caroline Barnett (formerly Creaghe), her maid Mrs Turner, and her five children. Suddenly, the vessel shook, as if struck by an enormous sea. Suddenly-as this sort of thing is always sudden, even when you've been prepared for it for months, as I was, but we'll get to that-suddenly, you're drifting, powerless. Surely they would all go to the bottom...' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow no. 27 September 2015 8930630 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 100-105
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