Ashore Timaru [the brig Fairy Queen]; Ferrier, William; 27/08/1873; 0886


Ashore Timaru [the brig Fairy Queen]

About this object

"Ashore Timaru", showing the brig "Fairy Queen" after being driven aground on the beach north of the Government Landing Service on 27th August 1873.

Depicts the vessel broadside-on on the beach, canted over to its starboard side, while a large group of men are posed standing in front of or on the vessel.

Place Made

Timaru, New Zealand


Ferrier, William

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

Paper, photographic


185(h) x 240(w) mm

Mounted on cardboard backing total size 206(h) x 258(w) mm.

Subject and Association Keywords

Timaru Harbour

Subject and Association Keywords

Fairy Queen, brig

Object Type

Print, photographic

Object number


Copyright Licence  

Attribution - Non-commercial - No Derivatives (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial - No Derivatives (cc)

Stanley Bruce 26 Sep 2019 18:43 PM,UTC

She was built as a general cargo carrier for John McLauchlan, ship-owner, coal and wood merchant, No. 1 James Street, Aberdeen, by David Burns & Co., Shipbuilders, Inches (Upper Dock), Aberdeen in 1863. Brig rigged, 2 masts, 1 deck, a round stern, and a standing bowsprit. Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) 213 tons. Length 111.4 feet, breadth 24.5 feet, and depth 13.4 feet. Lloyds Register of Shipping. Class 5A1, and Built Under Special Survey. (Official No.: 45206).

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