Courtesy of Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

Dix's Inn, Cunningham's Gap, between June-July, 1853 / Henry Scott Montagu, 1st Baron

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Cunningham's Gap, Queensland, Australia

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On Christmas Eve 1789, the frigate 'Guardian' struck an iceberg in the Southern Ocean. Against the odds, Lieutenant Edward Riou, who was in command of the vessel, managed to keep the ship and sail it to Cape Town with the remaining crew.