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ALLEN, Madelene Ferguson. Wake of the Invercauld: Shipwrecked in the Sub-Antarctic: a great-grandaughter's pilgrimage. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens UP, (1997). Pp 256. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth.
"Robert Holding, a young English adventurer, was only 23 when in 1864 he was shipwrecked with 19 others on the windswept, inhospitable Auckland Islands in the sub-Antarctic Ocean south of New Zealand. By the time he was rescued a year later, only two of his shipmates were taken off the island with him, the rest having perished from starvation and exposure. This is the extraordinary story of how the three survived, and why their companions did not." -from the dj.
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