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The Lost Ship SS Waratah: Searching for the Titanic of the South

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In 1909, the SS Waratah embarked on her second voyage, from Sydney to England via South Africa. Filled up with families anticipating a new life on the other side of the world, what started out as a journey full of hope ended abruptly when the ship vanished between Durban and Cape Town. Ironically, the ship was due to be fitted with pioneering radio equipment when she reach ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by The History Press (first published 2009)
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Herb Wilkinson
Feb 21, 2010 rated it liked it
I expected this book to be better written than it was. Where are good editors these days? The personal views of the writer kept intervening in what was generally a historic narrative. These views leapt out on the page and broke up the flow of the book.

The extracts from the diaries were interesting but needed tighter editing. The rambling chapter by Emlyn was disappointing. It too required tight editing.
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