Other Cultural Events

Netherby 2016 Reunion

On July 14, 1866 the Netherby struck rocks off the coast of King Island. There were 452 passengers and 50 crew on board. All survived this horrendous ordeal and were taken to Melbourne.

In 2016 it will be 150 years since the wreck occurred. There are 501 other stories to tell and we want to make contact with descendants of the Netherby passengers and crew. We hope to celebrate the survival of all on board and give thanks to their stoic determination and bravery. The main event will be held on King Island. 

If you are a descendant or know of one – we would love to hear from you. I can be contacted via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to: Ann Rutte, P.O. Box 272, Eltham, Victoria 3095.