Object Detail

A painting by H Hilliard. The Queen Bee ran aground on the night of 6 August 1877, sailing from England, for Nelson. After abandoning ship to a lifeboat and raft some survivors eventually came ashore at Awaroa and others on D'Urville Island where they were assisted by Maori. 4000 Nelson citizens, a band and the Bishop welcomed survivors.
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Art Collection Number
Maker and Role
Oil Painting/Painting/Fine Arts
0 - Whole = Height x Width x Depth (mm) = 500 x 602 x 30mm
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 390 x 490mm
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Oil on canvas.
Circa 1879
Credit Line
Hilliard, Harry Harvey (1857-1941). Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79. Oil on canvas. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: A20.1.

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It wasn't 1879 it was 1877. A 17 year old girl, Eva Fosbery, was on this ship. She eventually became my great grandmother on May 1884

- Richard Yates

Posted on 26-09-2019 14:37:40