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As the result of the capsizing of a sailing boat in 'Botany Bay, Bert. Martm, a youth, residing at Cook-street, North Botany, was drowned, and five others came perilously near meeting with a similar fate. The occupants of the boat were: Frank and Rupert Poison, Thomas Puckeridge, Peter Wilson, Daniel McNamara, and Bert Martin, of Cook-street, North Botany. All came from North Botany. Tiie party If ft Kurnell, where they had been fishing overnight, at about nine o'clock, and were sailing across the bay towards Botany PieT. At about ten o'clock, when opposite Yarra Bay, at which time there was a heavy sea running, a stiff southerly struck the boat and overturned her. The lads clung to the craft with difficulty for some time, but eventually Martin, becoming exhausted, disappeared. Mr. (Howe, of Yarra Bay, came to the rescue of the remainder, and brought them safely to land.

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YOUTH BROWNED IN BOTANY BAY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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YOUTH BROWNED IN BOTANY BAY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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