THE ANNUAL DUNBAR LUNCHEON
(A joint event with the Australasian Pioneers' Club)
21.08.18 - 12:15PM - $65pp
Speaker: John Lanser RFD
The large circular table which has appeared in the refurbished Pioneers’ (formerly Albert) Room is made of timber salvaged from the 1857 wreck, near The Gap, of the Dunbar, described by one historian as “Australia’s Titanic”. But just nine weeks later there was another, less remembered disaster at The Heads when the Catherine Adamson foundered. John Lanser will explore how the cumulative impact on the young colony of these two maritime calamities catalysed construction of the Hornby Lighthouse at South Head.
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