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Item: 78123
Surname: Shipwreck 'Elizabeth Henrietta'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1825 25 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Colonial Brig 'Elizabeth Henrietta' wrecked at Newcastle


 
Item: 78126
Surname: Shipwreck 'Elizabeth Henrietta'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1826 5 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: Australian
Details: No hope of salvaging the wreck. Completely bilged, lying on her starboard side exposed to a violent tremendous surf


 
Item: 90884
Surname: Shipwreck 'Elizabeth Jane'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 26 June
Place: Bird Island
Source: MM
Details: Wrecked inside Bird Island. Crew and passengers saved. Owned by Mr. Chown


 
Item: 77654
Surname: Shipwreck 'Endeavour'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1817 20 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: New schooner owned by John Black. Lost in a gale while taking coals on board at Newcastle


 
Item: 77228
Surname: Shipwreck 'Francis'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1805 22 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: HR NSW, Vol. V, King 1803, 1804, 1805. 573 - 574
Details: Report by Charles Throsby of the loss of the 'Francis' off Coal Island


 
Item: 78642
Surname: Shipwreck 'Frederick'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1831 17 June
Place: -
Source: Australian
Details: Wrecked on her passage to Newcastle. Loss of all hands except one


 
Item: 78646
Surname: Shipwreck 'Frederick'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1831 23 June
Place: Reid's Mistake
Source: SG
Details: Two men named Voss drowned near Reid's Mistake when the vessel 'Frederick' was lost


 
Item: 77264
Surname: Shipwreck 'Governor King'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1806 11 May
Place: Hunter River
Source: SG
Details: Wrecked at Hunter River. Fragments of her wreck spread along the shore for several miles


 
Item: 77427
Surname: Shipwreck 'Governor Phillip'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1848 29 November
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: -


 
Item: 90880
Surname: Shipwreck 'Henri'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 26 June
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Wrecked north of Lake Macquarie. One sailor drowned


 
Item: 91113
Surname: Shipwreck 'Henri'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 3 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: To be sold by auction at the Court House Newcastle - the wreck of the French ship Henri as she now lies on the Beach at Reid's Mistake


 
Item: 78355
Surname: Shipwreck 'Mars'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1826 19 April
Place: Port Stephens
Source: Australian
Details: Colonial cutter 'Mars' wrecked at Port Stephens.


 
Item: 78078
Surname: Shipwreck 'Nereid'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1825 30 June
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Captain Forbes. Wrecked 10 miles north of Newcastle


 
Item: 77227
Surname: Shipwreck 'Norfolk'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 31 December 1801. The Norfolk was seized in October 1801
Place: Newcastle
Source: Historical Records of NSW. Notes p. 669
Details: Govt. owned.The Harbinger, a brig of 56 tons was purchased by Gov. King in May 1801. He renamed her the Norfolk and employed her in carrying despatches, stores etc to Norfolk Island. In November 1801 King sent her to Otaheite for a cargo of salt port, in charge of William House. While lying at anchor in Matavai Bay, being unable to ride out a heavy storm, her cable was cut, and she was allowed to drive on shore. She must not be confused with the Colonial built sloop The Norfolk in which Flinders and Bass circumnavigated Van Diemen's Land. This vessel was built by Capt. Townson in 1798. Seized by escaping convicts at Hawkesbury River and lost at Pirate Point, Newcastle.


 
Item: 77431
Surname: Shipwreck 'Phoenix' steamer
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1850 23 March
Place: Clarence River
Source: MM
Details: Wreck of the Phoenix


 
Item: 77428
Surname: Shipwreck 'Priscilla'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1849 15 December
Place: Port Stephens
Source: MM
Details: Captain Cromarty found wreckage from the Priscilla at Anna Bay


 
Item: 77426
Surname: Shipwreck 'Recovery'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1842 28 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Schooner laden with coals wrecked near Newcastle. One man drowned


 
Item: 80532
Surname: Shipwreck 'Redpole'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1834 6 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Cutter owned by Mr. James. Wrecked at Newcastle. James and one other seaman drowned


 
Item: 77460
Surname: Shipwreck 'Resource'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1814 17 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Owners Messrs Redmond and Cullen. Lost on her passage from Hunter River shortly after leaving Newcastle


 
Item: 77429
Surname: Shipwreck 'Rose of Liverpool'
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1835 January
Place: Brisbane Water
Source: Gosford and Kendall
Details: Boat wrecked at the entrance to Tuggerah Lakes. One man found drowned



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