22nd May 2008, 03:02
Hello, My name is John Nicholson and over the years I have become very interested in the SS Nyora, lost on July 9, 1917 in the waters off Cape Jaffa SA. This interest has grown to be an obsession I guess, which means I have brought copies of most of the photos of Nyora to be found on the Pictures Australia site, and also a copy of plans to build a model of the Nyora. If that project ever gets off the ground I may have some questions about steam powered tugs for those more experienced in that field. In 2002 I was instrumental in having a memorial built at Cape Jaffa that included the names of the 14 sailors lost when the Nyora went down. Other interests that involve the sea are Lighthouses and coastal shipping as I had a great uncle who spent nearly all his working life in Australian Coastal shipping.