Black Reefs and the ‘Jardine Treasure’: The Boot Reef Project 2018

Kieran Hosty, James Hunter, I. Malliaros, P. Hundley

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In December 2018, a team from the Silentworld Foundation and the Australian National Maritime Museum located a mystery shipwreck at Boot Reef off Australia's far north-east coast. Archival research narrowed its possible identity to one of a small handful of wrecks from the early 19th century - foremost among them a site first reported in 1891, which, according to legend, contained a hoard of silver coins that came to be known as the 'Jardine Treasure'. Authors Kieran Hosty, Dr James Hunter, Irini Malliaros and Paul Hundley were members of the expedition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • Boot Reef
  • Australia's far north-east coast
  • Jardine Treasure
  • Shipwrecks
  • Maritime archaeology
  • maritime history


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