The Last Voyage of the "Edwin Fox" · 40 mins · B&W and colour · DVD


Broadcast quality film telling the story of the Edwin Fox, a unique survivor of the wooden-built ‘Indiamen’, laid down in Calcutta in 1852 and today preserved in Picton, New Zealand. Her story has parallels with that of the slightly older SS Great Britain, in that both were used as transports during the Crimean War, took emigrants to Australasia, and ended up being used as coal hulks before being preserved in dry-docks. The core of this very good film is the Edwin Fox’s last voyage across Picton Bay and into dry-dock, around which her life-history is told mostly using archive illustrations.