"During the first century of European settlement in Australia, communication, trade and transport between the settlements was only possible by ship. The vessels which voyaged from Britain were large (usually over 200 tons) and thus not particularly suitable for the cargo carrying needs of the colonies or the conditions in Australian coastal waters. This created a desperate shortage of suitable small trading vessels to conduct the inter-colonial trade during the first years of settlement. This paper considers Thistle, an Indian-built vessel which is the oldest located shipwreck site in the Australian state of Victoria."
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Australian Sea Heritage|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
- Port Fairy, Victoria
- Australia -- History -- 19th century