Animal Adventurers


The stories of three adventurers from Australia's past–a parrot, a dog and a cat. COCKY BENNETT sailed around the world seven times and lived to the age of 119. His final years were spent at the Sea Breeze Hotel at Tom Ugly's Point where his delightful antics raised money for St George Hospital. JEMMY THE CASTAWAY DOG belonged to artist, Augustus Earle. In 1824 the two were left stranded on far away Tristan du Cunha, the most remote island in the world and were not rescued for eight months. TRIM sailed with his master, Matthew Flinders, aboard the Investigator. Together they sailed round the world, circumnavigated Australia, were shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef and imprisoned on the island of Mauritius.



by Beverley Earnshaw