|Place||Oceania: Pacific Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Emirau Island|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Department of Information
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, Emirau Island|
|Date made||c December 1940|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Ordinary Seaman (OS) Stuart Charles Waterhouse, born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1920 ...
Ordinary Seaman (OS) Stuart Charles Waterhouse, born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1920 engaged on 3 January 1942 with the Merchant Navy. Last engagement was 2 May 1942 on FIONA. OS Waterhouse was one of the 496 survivors from the British vessels Rangitane, Komata, Triaster, Triadic, Triona and Holmwood and the Norwegian vessel Vinni, were rescued by the Australian steamer Nellore from the small Island of Emirau, in the Bismarck Archipelago, where they were landed by a German raider. Shown here is one of the 496 survivors beside a hut made of palm leaves.