Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79; circa 1879; AC 976

Name/Title

Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79

About this object

A painting by H Hilliard. The Queen Bee ran aground on the night of 6 August 1877, sailing from England, for Nelson. After abandoning ship to a lifeboat and raft some survivors eventually came ashore at Awaroa and others on D'Urville Island where they were assisted by Maori. 4000 Nelson citizens, a band and the Bishop welcomed survivors.

Date Made

circa 1879

Medium and Materials

Oil on canvas

Object Type

oil painting on canvas

Object number

AC 976

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
bays
catastrophe
clouds
coastal
disasters
Golden
marine
nautical
ocean
rescue
rigging
sails
sea
settlers
ship
shipwreck
sky
storms
Tasman
transport
transportation
water

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