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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN. (FROM THE "LATTELTON TIMES ")

Considerable excitement lias been manifested in consequence of the report brought by the Queen, on Tuesday evening, that portions of a wieck liad been washed ashore on the coast, near Cape Terawiti, which wero supposed to be part of the fittings and cargo of the City of Dunedin Tins boat, a due iron \esscl of 403 tons, lioyd, master, is tho property of an Otago firm, Messrs Jone3 and Co , and has been for some time engaged in the coasting trade We have traced her from the time she left Dunedin on her voyage, tohei departure fiom Wellington She left Dunedin on the loth instant, with the chief part of her cargo for Ljttelton, and small consignments for Wellington, Nelson, nnd Hokitilta '1 ho cargo for the latter places is not specified in the Otago papers The vessel arrived at L> ttelton on the 17th, and having discharged her cargo proceeded on her voyage to Wellington the same d ly, arriving at that port on tho 10th She sailed again for Nolson on the 20th, which U the last intelligence we have of her The oxtract? given below from tho "Wellington papers contain all that is known relatue to tho wreck, with the exception of somo scraps of information wo have been enabled to gather from various sources The Crimean shirt, with tho name"B Macdonald" upon it, is stated to belong to tho chief engineer of the City of Dunedin. It ii also conjectured by nautical men that, as the City of Dunedin left Wellington at four o'clock in the evening, when it would be getting dusk, if the hugged tho shore too closely, it is probable, in rough weather, she might Imtc struck upon the rocks, which stretch out a considerable distance to seaward from Point Terawiti, beyond which, it must bo remembered, the fiagmonts of wreck have been found But this must only bo taken as a conjecture. There is no positive evidcuco to lhow that tho vessel has gone down, as the tar-barrel, binnacle, shirt, and other articles which have been picked up, oven were they proved to belong to thli steamer, might have been washed overboard in the recent rough weather experienced on the coast The following are the names of the pasiengeri who went by her from Lyttelton :—: — For Hokitika : Mr Bishop Mid Mr. Johnson. For Nelson : Mr. McLaren Steerage passenger* : Mrs. Briggs, D Moukay, 11. Dawson, J. Bnrttll, Mr. and Mrs. Moody, Mr». McLaren, J. McLean, J. Bone, and It. Crawford. It is also believed that Mr. John Botwlck, of Timaru, was on board as a passenger, having decided, shortly boforo the departure of tho steamer, to proceed to Hokitika. There were 15 steer»ge passengers from Dunedin, and tho Rev. Mr. Driscoll was a saloon pasienjer from Wellington.

DANGERS ON THE EAST CAPE. To the Editor of the " Lyttelton Tlme«. • Sir,— Will you be good enough to take notice of a rock (not before known) in the pasiage usually taken by utenmcn rounding the East Cape The > > Queen grazed the {above at lam. of the 25th May. Xt bean weit, onocable'i length from tho island, with 12 feet nntor on it Two miloi north of this tho Beautiful Star struck on n rock, and had to return to Auckland : and Captain Deck, of tin St Kilda, reports another, half a milo north of the island, proving the uliolo neighbourhood of tho East Capo dangcroui.— l atn, &c , "W. G. CEIXEM, Master, s.ii. Queen.

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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN. (FROM THE "LATTELTON TIMES"), Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2463, 12 June 1865

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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN. (FROM THE "LATTELTON TIMES") Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2463, 12 June 1865

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