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Megaphone - 'Duke of Wellington', 1853 Object Reg. No: ST 025240

Summary:
Brass Megaphone recovered from the ship the 'Duke of Wellington' which was wrecked off Cape Liptrap in 1853. The barque was sailing from Port Phillip to Newcastle when it ran aground, all hands escaped the wreck safely.
Description:
Conical shaped brass megaphone with a brass mouthpiece at the narrow end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from G. Black, 1962
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 140.00 mm (Height), 142.00 mm (Width), 445.00 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: shipwrecks, ship accessories, shipboard travel, megaphones, sound communication
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: communication equipment
Place & Date Used: Duke of Wellington, Australia, circa 1840-1853
Place & Date of Event: Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia, 03 Apr 1853

Location and date Duke of Wellington was wrecked after running aground.

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