Holbourne Island National Park

Holbourne Island National Park

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Holbourne Island National Park is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 983 km northwest of Brisbane. Holbourne Island became well-known in 1875, when 18 survivors of the shipwreck SS Gothenburg reached its shores. Four survivors arrived on a damaged port lifeboat on 25 February, where they survived by eating raw bird's eggs and drinking rain water that had pooled in the island rocks. The following day, 14 survivors from a starboard lifeboat also landed. Because rescue was uncertain, the survivors engraved their names on the concave side of a large turtle shell, which is displayed in the South Australian Museum, on North Terrace in Adelaide.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135962914
  • 9786135962918