This book examines the dangerous passage undertaken by a range of sailing ships powered by wind, steam and oil which travelled between the United Kingdom and Australia and New Zealand. It examines the ships wrecked on this journey and looks at the stories of the cargoes that they carried, ranging from people in search of a new life to gold, wool and wheat.
“A thoroughly comprehensive listing of all known wrecks in Australian waters beginning with the Tryal in 1622, including the notorious Dutch wrecks Vergulde Draeck and Batavia, and the loss of the First Fleet escort HMS Sirius at Norfolk island. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in Australia’s maritime history.”
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