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Object: David Ashworth, a survivor of the "General Grant"

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Title David Ashworth, a survivor of the "General Grant"
Production Hewitt, Charles, circa 1875, Victoria
Materials silver, printing-out paper, albumen
Classification cartes-de-visite, albumen prints, black-and-white prints, portraits
Dimensions Overall: 62mm (Height) x 101mm (Length)
Registration number O.005270

Studio portrait of  David Ashworth, one of 10 survivors of the General Grant, a ship filled with gold that was wrecked off the Auckland group of sub-Antarctic islands. The survivors were shipwrecked for 18 months on a deserted island before being rescued. David Ashworth drowned three years later on a return expedition trying to retrieve the gold from the sunken wreck of the General Grant.

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