november memories / 3


3rd November, 1927 : Thirty-seven people perished when a steamer and a ferry collided on Sydney Harbour this afternoon. It is still unclear who was responsible for the disaster, which occurred off Bradley’s Head. Divers are trying to recover bodies trapped on the mangled hulk of the 130-ton wooden ferry, which had been carrying about 150 passengers to Watson’s Bay. The 8,000-ton steamer Tahiti was heading out of the Harbour en route for San Francisco when it crashed square into the hull of the ferry, which went down in thirty seconds.

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