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Thread #29753   Message #2194979
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
15-Nov-07 - 09:24 PM
Thread Name: any folkclubs in Perth and Fremantle Aus
Subject: RE: any folkclubs in Perth and Fremantle Aus
why didn't ya say -

'Don't sign on the Emma'

by Mike Murray & Lesley Silvester from 'Strangers on the Shore'

(intro from CD booklet)

The Emma was plagued with misfortune from the start. Bought to Western Australia by the pastoralist & merchant Walter Padbury in 1865, she only managed to complete two voyages up and down the coast of Western Australia, before she was lost on her third voyage, returning from Roebourne to Fremantle. Over a hundred years later her wreck was located on a reef off Coral bay. During her short but eventful life on the coast, she suffered a host of misfortunes, and quickly gained a reputation as an unlucky shp, to be shunned by sailors.

I found their website, fortunately the bit I just typed up was not there! but this was MP3 sample of "Emma" & the mini description "A jinxed schooner makes two eventful voyages out of Fremantle and vanishes on the third, never to be seen for a hundred years."

There are MP3 samples & descriptions of every track on this site.