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Bishop Auckland - This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution

Thomas Henderson (1810-1886) is buried in Symonds St Cemetery together with his wife Catherine. Read more at http://www.kroad.com/heritage/thomas-henderson Henderson's Mill became the town of Henderson. Read more about Thomas Henderson at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Henderson_(New_Zealand_politician) Read Thomas Henderson's obituary at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZH18860719.2.62&srpos=3&e

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Disappointment Island, New Zealand: One of seven uninhabited islands in the Auckland Islands archipelago. Although it’s not certain where the name itself comes from, the island certainly has a suitably bleak history of shipwrecks. In May 1866, the ‘General Grant’ crashed into the towering cliffs on the west coast, killing 68 people, leaving 15 survivors. In March 1907, the ‘Dundonald’ sank after running ashore on its west coast, killing 12 people. 16 survivors.