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Wreck of Orient Line R.M.S. ‘Austral’ (afterwards raised), Sydney Harbour, 1882 - 1883

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308A/99

Scope and Contents

189 x 110 mm. A view of the ship, almost totally submerged apart from masts and funnels, with Fort Denison visible in the background. The ‘Austral’ sank in Neutral Bay on November 11th 1882, taking a heavy list while coaling. Five people died. The ship was refloated in February 1883.


  • Creation: 1882 - 1883


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, fading in from bottom edge.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Bayliss, Charles, 1850-1897, photographer

Finding aid date

2012-03-23 10:25:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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