The Thistle (1837): an Indian-built brigantine/schooner

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The brigantine/schooner Thistle was a highly significant vessel in Australian history and was involved in the early settlement of Western Australia and New Zealand. The vessel's greatest importance lies in the part which it played in the first permanent pastoral settlement by Europeans of that part of the coast of Australia that later became the State of Victoria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalThe Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Brigantines
  • Schooners
  • Shipwrecks
  • Thistle
  • Port Fairy, Victoria


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