This model of the S.S. Waratah was commissioned by Turners Shipping,
whose founder David Turner was lost with the vessel. His family were also on
board - Mrs Turner and their five children aged between 14 and 3; their
destination was Durban .
The Turners were among the approximately 40 passengers who embarked at London . Including the
passengers from Durban
and the Waratah's crew, there were 211 souls on board. The
ship sailed from Australia
at 8 p.m. on Monday 26 July 1909.. Durban
The model stands in the boardroom of Turners Shipping and is just over a metre in length. The portrait shown behind the model is of David Turner.
Photograph supplied by kind permission of the Turner Group.
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