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The castaways of Disappointment Island

The castaways of Disappointment Island

H. Escott-Inman’s book was an account, told in romantic terms, of the highs and lows of being a castaway. It told the story of the Dundonald survivors on Disappointment Island. Download the document (52KB) to read about the castaways' ecstasy when a ship appeared on the horizon, and then despair when it turned away.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H. Escott-Inman, The castaways of Disappointment Island: being an account of their suffering. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1911
Lithograph by Ernest Prater

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How to cite this page:

Ken Scadden, 'Castaways - Wrecked on a subantarctic island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/7566/the-castaways-of-disappointment-island (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Ken Scadden, published 12 Jun 2006