Produced by the late Brenton Manser, and Robert Tremelling, in association with the Admella 150th Committee in 2009, The Wreck of the Admella is a docudrama describing the demise of the steamship Admella on 6 August 1859, broken in three on Carpenters Reef, in the notorious wild seas of the Southern Ocean, just a mile off the coast of south-east South Australia.
Never before, and never since, has maritime history recorded such a saga of human suffering, as survivors endured battering seas and deprivation of food and water for more than a week, as rescue attempts were continually foiled. This documentary educates and entertains, as those most passionate about the event share their knowledge and enthusiasm for an ordeal which will leave you astounded.
Special features include John Sheard’s telegraph room, and music film clip by Brenton Manser, based on Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem From the Wreck.
Running time: 54 minutes.