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Issue Details: First known date: 1847... 30 April 1847 of Colonial Times est. 1828 Colonial Times
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Dirge : On the Appalling Wreck of the Steamer 'Sovereign' at Moreton Bay. 11th March, 1847i"The tropic sun shone glorious, - the morn was in its prime,", David Burn , 1847 single work poetry
Poem on the wreck of the paddle-steamer Sovereign, which foundered whilst negotiating the South Passage bar at Moreton Bay, on 11 March, 1847. Bound for Sydney, carrying 54 passengers and crew, and laden with a cargo of wool, the vessel suffered from engine failure whilst negotiating the outer breakers, before capsizing and breaking up. Only 10 of those on board survived the tragedy.
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