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Bert Funnell’s big swim

S.S. Aorangi c. 1907I found this story dated 20th August 1913, from a New Zealand newspaper, The Northern Advocate, published on the site “Papers Past”.
It relates Australian seaman Bert Funnell’s lucky escape from drowning when he was rescued from the ocean waters 3 hours after falling overboard from the S.S. Aorangi. Bert was from Stanmore, Sydney.

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