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David SHORT

David SHORT

Male Abt 1821 - 1875  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name David SHORT 
    Born Abt 1821  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  11 Union Place, Barony, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mechanic Journeyman 
    Died 24 Feb 1875  Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • David SHORT died abord the SS Gothenburg which was a steamship that operated along the British and then later the Australian and New Zealand coastlines. He was the Chief Engineer.

      In February 1875, she left Darwin, Australia en route to Adelaide when she encountered a cyclone-strength storm off the north Queensland coast. The ship was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef north-west of Holbourne Island on 24 February 1875.

      Survivors in one of the lifeboats were rescued two days later by the Leichhardt, while the occupants of two other lifeboats that managed to reach Holbourne Island were rescued several days later. Twenty-two men survived, while between 98 and 112 others died, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.
    Person ID I2600  Short Family Tree Misc
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 

    Father Joseph SHORT,   b. Abt 1793, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Jean MCEWAN,   b. Abt 1798, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1880, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1815  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Niven PARKER,   b. 1 Oct 1817, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1907, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1844  Barony, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David SHORT,   b. Abt 1857, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Agnes Eugenia SHORT,   b. Abt 1860, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1863, 87 Cecil Street, Emerald Hill, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1821 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1844 - Barony, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mechanic Journeyman - 1851 - 11 Union Place, Barony, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1875 - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    SS GOTHENBURG
    SS GOTHENBURG
    SS Gothenburg docked at Port Adelaide wharf after her lengthening in 1873.

    News
    SHORT, David
    SHORT, David
    Newspaper article listing David SHORT as being the Chief Engineer aboard the SS Gothenburg that went down on the Barrier Reef in 1875

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] BDM - QLD, 1875.
      114/1875