Sunday Night

Sunday Night

Titanic's Aussie romance

25 March, 2012
Producer: Erin Reimer
Reporter: Rahni Sadler

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It is one of the greatest real love stories never told… until now. Sunday Night reveals the remarkable romance of Evelyn and William, who found love following the sinking of the Titanic. Evelyn was the only Australian on the great ship who survived. A nurse on the Titanic, she grew up in South Australia and learnt to row against the tides of the mighty Murray River.

When the call came to get into the lifeboats after Titanic struck an iceberg, Evelyn took control of the oars and rowed survivors to safety. This little known Aussie heroine later married William, a doctor who also worked for the same shipping line, and should have been on the Titanic’s maiden voyage but for a last minute change of roster.

More information

SA Maritime Museum www.history.sa.gov.au/maritimeThe exhibition ‘Titanic: Voyage of the Century’ opens 24th March and runs through to October. While looking at the ship’s construction and events related to it’s only voyage, it takes on a particularly Australian form, following the journeys of South Australians on board the Titanic. Emily Jateff is the curator of the SA Maritime Museum.

Titanic mini series coming soon on 7Created to mark the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, Oscar winning writer Julian Fellowes and producer Nigel Stafford-Clark have created a new lavish mini-series. It will premiere on Seven this April.TITANIC (3D) will release in Australian cinemas on April 5. The release, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th), will present the film in 3D for the first time ever.

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