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Ingram and Wheatley's book "New Zealand Shipwrecks" relates the story of the "Fusilier", an iron barque of 404 tons net register. She went ashore, between Turakina and Rangitikei Rivers at midday on the 16th January 1884, but no lives were lost. Since 1884, the sand has moved westward and today the remains of the Fusilier are situated behind the first line of sand dunes, about 200 yards from the present high water mark. When this photograph was taken one of the masts was still standing, but by 1965 (when the writer first visited the wreck), this mast had collapsed and was partially buried by sand.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Shi2_008040
Title
The Wreck of the Fusilier
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Shi 2
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Between the Turakina and Rangitikei Rivers, Rangitikei Region
Date
circa 1963

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Tags
accident,
boat,
crash,
event recordings,
photographs,
shipwreck,
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