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WRECK OF THE THERMOPYLAE.

+ — United Press Association— Per Electric Telegraph— Copyright. Received September 13th, 9.55 a.m. Sydney, September 13. A private cable has been received that the Aberdeen liner Thermopylae has been wrecked near Capetown. All a.board were saved» There are no details. The steamer Ifft Sydney on August 11th for London via the (J-ipt* with a large, general cargo, including 1800 bales of wool, heavy consignments of tallow and meat, and some Imlf-dozen passengers. Received September 13th, 3.12 p.m. The agents of the Thermopyke have teoeived information that the was wrecked at Green Point at the entrance to Table Bay. She is breaking up fast, nnd must become a total wreck The 150.000 sovereigns shipped by the Union and National Banks, Melbourne, for South Africa, were savpd. They racehorses Kiora and Cheaney were also shipped at Melbourne. She had over 2000 bales of wool on board. The New Zealand Insurance Company have a ri*k of £1870. and the South British £7500, on the Thermopylae. Melbourne. September 13. The Thermopylae was commanded by Captain Phillip*. When she left Melbourne she had 55 passengers on boaid, including 26 steerage. Received September 14th, 12.20 a.m. London, September 13. The Thermopylae has broken m halves. It is feared that the racehorses will not be aaved.

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WRECK OF THE THERMOPYLAE., Timaru Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 3056, 14 September 1899

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WRECK OF THE THERMOPYLAE. Timaru Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 3056, 14 September 1899

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