Shipwreck hero William Ferrier faced local animosity

By Peter Collins
June 4 2014 - 4:00am
Warrnambool’s Laurence Ferrier has been researching his uncle William Ferrier and the wreck of the La Bella. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE
Warrnambool’s Laurence Ferrier has been researching his uncle William Ferrier and the wreck of the La Bella. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

MUCH has been written about William John Ferrier who became a national and international hero after a daring rescue in Warrnambool’s Lady Bay in 1905. But his nephew Laurie had added a fresh touch of intrigue.

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