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Wreckage found spread along the beaches around Loch Ard Gorge, west coast Victoria.
Destroyed a drifting mine six miles from Cape Everard, eastern Victoria, 23 February 1919.
And yet the loss of life has not been exceedingly high, with forty-nine lost with the wreck of the ship Loch Ard near Port Campbell in 1878 being the greatest, and the Children, at Childers Cove further west, with 38 lives: the 'top ten' wrecks in terms of loss of life resulted in 221 lives give or take one or two.
This is surprising low as the coastline is magnificent in its ruggedness, a fact not lost on the tourist operators who promote Victoria's Shipwreck Coast.
No doubt risks were taken with the aim of turning a quick profit, and no doubt ships were lost. Known to have operated in Victorian waters in the 1890s.
The Port Phillip district of New South Wales was declared a separate colony and named Victoria, on 1 July 1851. Wrecked at Tarwin, Gippsland coast, 8 December 1934. [LG],[ASR - 28 tons, wrecked Cape Liptrap, 30 November 1934],[LV] Ada. Disappeared from Australian Shipping Register after 1915.
Captain Marr of the barque Britomart reported sighting wreckage drifting in Bass Strait that may have been from the missing vessel. Involved in collision with steamer Leura, Port Phillip Bay, 4 September 1908. Purchased by Port Phillip Sea Pilots in 1924 and renamed Akuna. On 11 February 1913, a vessel of this name was involved in collision with barque Arnoldus Vinnen, near Williamstown, Port Phillip.
For the purposes of this listing, which includes over a thousand entries, Port Phillip and its entrance, the Rip, has been separated, as has Gabo Island to the far east of the state.
Westernport and Phillip Island have been included in this main list.
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