Sovereignty never ceded meets Sovereign Borders

P1030463On 11 March 1847, Mr GORE’s bag, as well as some of Mrs CHETTLE’s trinkets were washed up onto the beach, as were the bodies of Mr GORE’s wife and child.

P1030460The Sovereign had sunk in heavy seas between Moreton and Stradbroke Islands.  P1030466Mr BERKELEY was lost in the breakers.  He had been clinging to the same piece of wreckage as the ship’s Captain, who was eventually carried ashore unconscious by an Aboriginal man.  Captain Cape survived.  44 people died when the Sovereign was wrecked. 

Rescuer

Rescuer

10 people were saved by a group of Aboriginal men.  One of those men is remembered as TOOMPANY.  NUGGIN St is a memorial to another.

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