The Wreck of the Quetta and the family of Thomas McGladdery.
By Marg Doherty. ‘We have lived fourteen years together now and we will die together’. Thomas McGladdery is said to have made this statement on board the wreck of the RMS Quetta, a ship from the British India line. The speaker was referring to a woman and three children standing near him on the doomed ship. The Quetta sank at 9.14 pm on 28 February 1890 as it sailed in Torres Strait at the top of Queensland for London. The … Continue reading