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19 January 2017

Rose of Australia

January 1874
143 years ago the wooden Brig “Rose of Australia”  ran aground at Wreck Bay NSW.
The vessels scattered remains in shallow reef area on west side of St Georges Head. A wooden brig, 262 tons gross, 30.14m length, built at Gateshead, County of Durham, UK in 1862. Register of British Shipping, Newcastle, NSW, folio 7 of 1864, Official No. 45153. Wrecked when it ran ashore during a fog on a voyage from Melbourne to Sydney on 22 January 1874. No lives were lost.
No further details are known at this time.

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