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THE WRECK OF THE GARSTON.

SUFFERINGS OF THE GREW.

(PIOB PKHSS AS8O0IATION.)

Auckland, September 16 Tbe Walnui, which arrived to-day from Shmoa, brluga as passengers a portion of the shipwrecked crow of tho ship Garstoa oompslaing Oaptalu Pye, the master : Brace, th© second mate ; Annorsley, the third mate ; nod six seameu. The Qarston was wreok«d »t Starbuck Island on the I7ih July, and the crew, numbering *won'y-oi*>ht, loft In two boats, one in oharge of the captain and the other In command of the firat mate. The captain's boat reached Wallls loland, west of Samoa, on August Bth, »nd the ocoupants were then ln a vory weak oond tion, after a twonty three days' passage, daring whioh they ondured terrible privations. All tho provisions thsy had were 31b of salt meat and 201b of biscuits. They had very little water on board, but rain foil frequently, whloh tbey saved in their ollsk.'n coats. Jast before tbe poor fellows sghted Wftllts Island thoy had arranged to cast lots to determine which of thorn should be sacrificed to keep the others alive The mates boat has not sluoe boen heard of.

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THE WRECK OF THE GARSTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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THE WRECK OF THE GARSTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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