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The Gothenburg sinks off Queensland killing 102

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One of the earliest to receive official information on the matter was the Premier, to whom a telegram was sent from Queensland, stating the steamer had been wrecked on Flinders Island in a cyclone, on the night of the 25th, and adding that from a reliable source it had been ascertained that two of the boats had been picked up filled with passengers. Three boats, with ninety passengers, were still adrift. Another statement was made that four persons had been picked up, and that 107 had perished.

Mr Kerford at once sent a special messenger to Messrs. M’Meckan, Blackwood and Co., not knowing precise locality where the wreck had occurred, offering, if necessary, to place the Victoria steamer at the service of the firm, with a view to…



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