The Kapunda was a British emigrant ship which sank on 20 January 1887 after colliding with the Ada Melmoure, a barque, off the coast of Brazil. This ship was heading from London to Fremantle, Western Australia. A total of 299 passengers and crew, including Captain John Masson, lost their lives in the disaster.
- "Great Disaster At Sea - Loss Of Two Or Three Hundred Lives". Illustrated London News. February 5, 1887. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
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