Typed on piece of paper glued to back: “Ship Hydrabad drifted ashore in strong westerly gale June 24, 1878. It was a fully rigged 3 masted ship of 1339 tons (1360 tonnes) 224 feet (68 m) long & 37 feet (11.3 m) wide. Partially re-floated 1879. Then abandoned. Cargo of railway engines & carriages bound for South Australia. Unloaded partially onto the beach & partially onto small ships. Foremast & crossarm stood until about 1935.”
Two unidentified people, one on the ship (centre) and one on the shore, at the ‘Hydrabad’ shipwreck, Waitarere Beach c.1940. Taken from the south and showing the stern and landward side of the ship.
1 B&W photo print copy, mounted
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