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NAPIER, September 22. The Tutanekai arrived at nine o'clock last night. After taking, on board the postal ofhcial she proceeded to Table Capo to commence operations for the reoovery of the Tasmania's mails. The weather is perfect for the work.

Mr. W. May, the New South Wales diver who has arrived under engagement to the Government to descend to the wrecked Tasmania, tells the «New Zealand Times' he is certain that the steamer's mails can be brought back to the eurface if she is not covered by sand. Heavy weather will not make any difference to him, as he usually makes all his calculations for such a contingency, and even if the saud is stirred up thickly by the sea will continue his work undismayed. At the Catterthun wreck he could work only in a heavy sea, as in calm weather a current was funning as strongly as a ifiill race; arid in that notable task his operations were carried on at a distance of 180ft ■' below the surface, and under very difficult condition's, as the coast at that point is theugliest in the colonies. • Mr .May, by the-way, has been challenged to a diving contest under any conditions he may select, the challenger beir.g Mr M 'Given, the New Plymouth dfven.

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THE TASMANIA WRECK, Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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THE TASMANIA WRECK Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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