WRECKS ON THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN COAST, INCLUDING WRECKS IN NORTHERN TERRITORY WATERS.

Loney, Jack.


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Lonestone Press, Yarram, Victoria, 1st ed., 1994. 207 pp., many photo-ills., etc. Pict. c.c., 22 x 15cm. FINE. In this study, the author concentrates his research on the coast of Western Australia which has witnessed some of the worsts maritime disasters in the country’s history, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Includes a Chronological Lists of wrecks, 1802-1994 ; and another for the Northern Territory waters. Appendices provide details of major lights in the area and details of vessels scuttled. Vessels include the three-masted barque AGINCOURT lost in 1882, the full-rigger CARLISLE CASTLE smashed to matchwood in 1899, P&O’s liner ORIZEBE stranded in 1905, the full-rigger CITY OF YORK which ran aground in the approaches to Fremantle in 1899, the three-masted barque RUNNYMEDE wrecked in 1881, etc.


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