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"Anjou"

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Twenty two Castaways found at the  Auckland Islands

The New Zealand Government steamer `Hinemoa' under command of Captain Bollons made one of her periodical visits to the Auckland Island on May 7, 1905 a notice was found in Carnley Harbour stating that the crew of the Anjou were on shore, and Captain Bollons lost and found the twenty-two crew of the wrecked barque. `Anjou', a steel barque, 2069 tons, was built at Nantes, France in 1899. Lbd 263.5 x 39 x 22.5 ft. On 22 January 1905, left Sydney for Falmouth under the command of Captain A. Le Telloc was wrecked during very foggy weather near Cape Bristow (between Cape Lovett and Cape Bristow, where there are perpendicular cliffs, 800ft to 1,000ft, high) in the Auckland Islands, 5 February 1905 when she struck rocks at  8:30pm. Listed to port and seas broke over her. The crew of twenty-two remained on board until morning, by orders of the Captain, when they lowered the undamaged boats and eventually landed at Carnley Harbour via the West Passage, a narrow passage known as Adam's Straits, in the Auckland Islands after a hard row and some days of privation. The castaways made use of the provision depot. 


The officers and crew of the French barque Anjou.

The Government Depot at Carnley Harbour.
It was at this depot that the Hinemoa, during one of her periodical trips, picked up the men of the barque Anjou.
The names of the crew are cut in the weatherboards. Photo: Otago Witness Dec. 18 107, page 48.


Otago Witness May 24 1905, page 49.