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"A Journey of Survival" Sth Coast Pastel Society Easter/School Holiday exhibition

Thu 18 Apr 2019 to Sat 27 Apr 2019

  • Gold Coin Donation to Surf Club
  • Batemans Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay

An pastel exhibition of works depicting the events of the wrecking of the Sydney Cove which starts in 1796 leaving Bengal India to travel to Port Phillip (Sydney) the Sydney Cove was wrecked and the survivors found themselves on the tiny Preservation Island part of the Furneaux Archipelago in Bass Straight a 1000 kms from Sydney. A long boat with was launched with 5 British and 12 Lascars (Bengal seamen) but it got wrecked at Ninety Mile Beach (Vic) . The 17 men set out on the 700 km walking journey encountering starvation, harsh elements, difficult terrains of land, coastline and rivers. Encounters with the Indigenous natives both hostile and friendly saw only 3 survivors reach Port Phillip, where after 4 months a rescue mission was launched to bring back the survivors and cargo. Sadly only one schooner made it back to Port Phillip. Exhibition opens daily 10am until 4pm. All works are for sale