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Grantham Journal
Saturday 8th March 1890
Wreck of the Australian Steamship Quetta

We regret to hear that amongst the passengers in this ship, which was wrecked during the voyage from Brisbane to England (as reported in another column), was Mr. Tom Hall, of Whatton, and his two nieces, daughters of Mr. Dyson Lacy, of St. Helen's, Brisbane, who were coming to England for their education.

Miss Lacy, the eldest girl, about thirteen, after swimmimng in the water for about twenty hours, was picked up and saved, but Mr. Hall and the youngest Miss Lacey are still missing, with, we fear little hope of being rescued.

Mr. Dyson Lacy was the son the Dr. Lacy, of Newwark, to whose memory there is a memorial window (contributed by his patients and friends), in Newark Parish Church.

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