Two articles regarding the same vessel - but the Geelong Advertiser appears to have got its wires crossed ?
The schooner Anne has made a tedious voyage from Dundee. Nearly the whole of her crew and passengers are suffering with scurvy. One seaman died of it last Wednesday. About ten days since she fell in with the schooner Marian Rose, of and from Dundee, out six months, bound for this port She was totally dismasted, the crew and passengers all disabled through scurvy, and in such a helpless state that they could not work the vessel ; the master was drowned about a month previous. The Anne reports falling in with her in longitude 137° E., and latitude 41° S. It is to be feared all on board may perish unless timely aid is afforded by the Government despatching one of our men-of-war to cruise for her immediately, so as to put a crew on board to work her to this port.- Geelong Advertiser.
SG & SGTL Vol 12 ; Page 9 ; 8 Jan 1855
Mary and Rose.- This schooner put in here yesterday in distress She is from Dundee bound to Melbourne, out six months and ten days. The crew have been suffering from scurvy. The captain died off the Cape of Good Hope ; five of the hands are laid down helpless; the mate now in command, and the cook, are the only hands that are able to crawl about the deck. She sighted a steamer off this coast, and had put out signals of distress, but the steamer paid no attention and afforded no assistance. The Mary and Rose has been six weeks knocking about this coast.- Portland Guardian ; January 8.
SG & SGTL Vol 12 ; Page 23 ; 22 Jan 1855
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