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.”
Taken looking south, this photograph shows 6 unidentified people standing alongside the bow of the ‘Hydrabad’ shipwreck, on the seaward side (western) at Waitarere Beach 1908.
1 B&W photo print copy, mounted (with 2000.018.0047b)
This photo used in booklet – ‘Hydrabad’ by R.A. Hubbard, page 22.
Any use of this image must be accompanied by the credit “Horowhenua Historical Society Inc.”