SS Waratah 1909
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders of the deep. . . .
Captain Josiah Edward Ilbery, Crew and Passengers,
lost in heavy seas off the South African
Coast between Durban and Cape Town
27 July 1909.
This day, 111 years later,
27 July 2020
to the descendants, friends and all those devoted
to the SS Waratah:
Let us remember this fateful voyage,
her Captain, Crew and Passengers,
by keeping the memory alive
and passing this unique and tragic
onto future generations.
Acknowledgement: Suzanne-Jo Leff Patterson.