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Sydney, April 3.

News received from the New Hebrides reports' severe weather having been experienced there. During a gale at Mai-; licolo the labor schooner, Eliza Mary, with 79 souls on board, was wrecked. The first boat launched from the ill-fated yessel was dashed to pieces, and four Europeans, were frowned. The other occupants of this boat were natives, and they were either drowned or killed by hostile natives on shore. Another European was drowned in attempting to swim ashore,, One of the natives managed to fight his way through to the missionary station and secure assistance for the remainder, Altogether 47 natives perished. The, names of the Europeans drowned were: —-Holt, Taylor, Macttonald, Sinclair, and Dibbs. Those who stuck to the wreck were rescued.

The ketch Adams was wrecked at the Loyalty Group, but no lives were lost. The majority of the victims in the wreck { tf tUc labor schooner Eliza Mary were tomahawked by the natives a|t§r reaching the shore.

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SHIPWRECKS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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SHIPWRECKS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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