There was a buzz at the Peterborough launch of From Fame to Infamy: Captain Forbes and the loss of the Schomberg. The book tells how the Schomberg came to become shipwrecked off the coast of Peterborough and the aftermath. After the launch, the Warrnambool Standard got in touch and asked to interview the author Shannon Azzaro. They published the interview today. Such was the Standard’s dedication, they even asked Shannon to pose in front of the coastline where the wreck occurred!
The journalist was interested in how through writing the book Shannon found sources about the shipwreck which had not been used by other writers and that in doing so she reached some different conclusions to other accounts of what transpired on that fateful Boxing Day in 1855. To learn more, you’ll have to read the book.
The book can be purchased from bookshops and online retailers. Here are some links to retailers Amazon, Dymocks, Booktopia, Readings.