Ship Wrecks No.2
Ship Wrecks No.2
The treacherous tale of sailors encompassing the the southern shore line of South Australia in search for water and survival.
Medium: Marble. Granite plinth
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A South Australian story.
Mr Thistle, the ships master, climbed aboard the cutter. Flinders had tasked him with searching for fresh water from the mainland before they continued their search for the passage through the centre of the continent, linking the gulf of Carpentaria with South Australia. Crewed with seven other sailors, the men managed well in the late summer sun and Thistle was eager to return to the Investigator with their news.
Loading the cutter, Mr Thistle’s eyes caught sight of the Investigator between the breaking caps of the surf. Dusk was setting in and he had an uneasy feeling as they pushed off shore. They rode over the first sets with ease. He admired the strength of the men driving the oars of the cutter. It had always impressed him.
An alarmed yell! “Mr Thistle”! Mr Smith waved his arm at a rogue wave. This thrust the cutter sideways throwing the ships master and his crew, heaving the boat to one side. “Right yourselves men!” Screamed Thistle.
But all to vain as the cutter was thrown over carrying the men under water. Thistle struggled against the waves as his clothes weighed him down. Surfacing briefly he gasped for air, calling for his men. Alas, that day the memories of eight sailors were linked to the eight nearby island, tributed by flinders to the brave individuals lost.