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 Māori. 4000 Nelson citizens, a band and the Bishop welcomed survivors.
Oil on canvas.
0 - Whole = Height x Width x Depth (mm) = 500 x 602 x 30mm
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 390 x 490mm
Golden Bay; ocean; sea; water; ship; transportation; transport; sails; storms; rigging; sky; clouds; disasters; settlers; boats; rescue; coastal; marine; accidents; shipwreck; catastrophes; nautical; D'Urville Island; Awaroa; Hilliard; Queen Bee; Maori
Hilliard, Harry Harvey (1857-1941). Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79. Oil on canvas. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: A20.1.