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Saturday, noon.      

W R E C K O F T H E D U N B A R.


THIS morning, shortly after 7 o'clock, Mr. Pilot Jenkins started in his whale boat for the purpose of examining the shore near the heads, and, at about ll o'clock, he arrived in Sydney and reported that he had searched along the beach round Middle Harbour, where he picked up a gangway board, having carved on it a lion rampant, under the words sub spe. This is identified by the agents and numbers of other per- sons as part of the Dunbar, and so puts an end to all doubts (if any existed) as to the name of the ship. He reports that about 20 feet of the broadside of a teak-built vessel, with painted ports, two bulls, the bodies of one child about 5 or 6 years old, and one female, have been washed up on George's beach. Floating about near this spot are a number of teak beams and planks. At the Gap there are to-day numbers of frag- ments of bodies to be seen floating, but scarcely one whole body remains. Mr. Jenkins gives it as his opinion, and he is supported on his view by Mr. Crook that the Dunbar was not wrecked under the lighthouse, but nearer the heads, and that the wreck in the former spot was in reality that of another vessel, North American built. These gentlemen are led to this conclusion from the fact that they have discovered floating about several bright spars whilst those of the Dunbar were painted. Several portions of a pine built ship have also been seen, which is an additional reason given for believing a second vessel has gone to pieces. Shortly before noon it was reported from the heads that there was good reason to believe that two men yet survived, and were in a perilous position from which they could not extricate themselves, without assistance, on a cliff under the light-   house. Immediately on this intelligence being re- ceived, Mr. Jenkins again proceeded to the heads in his boat, taking with him two coils of rope and some blocks, in order that some one might be lowered over the rocks for the purpose of ascertaining whether the unfortunate men are, as believed, still alive, and if so, to rescue  


The schooner Spray which was anchored in Watson's Bay went ashore this morning.


We have just seen Mr. J. H. Atkinson who has this   moment returned from South Head, where he saw one of the survivors, from the wreck, who had just been drawn up by ropes, end who states there are two more on the rocks still living, one of them a woman.