Victoria's steamship wreck resource

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The Maritime Archaeological Unit conducts archival research into all of Victoria's recorded shipwrecks. Of the 560 shipwrecks in the computer index 114 (TH 20% are recorded as being steamships or motor vessels which sank between 1830 and 1970. A total listing of the steamship resource such as this gives an idea of the range and diversity of the steamship wrecks. This paper discusses Victoria's Steamship Wreck resource and presents the sites in terms of their significance on the basis of historical documentation. This can be utilised to indicate the priorities for future wreck inspection and maritime archaeological investigation of the sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIron ships & steam shipwrecks
Subtitle of host publicationpapers from the first Australian Seminar on the management of Iron vessels and steam shipwrecks
EditorsMike McCarthy
Place of PublicationPerth, WA
PublisherWA Museum
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0730915212
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes
EventFirst Australian Seminar on the Management of Iron Vessels & Steam Shipwrecks - Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, Western Australia, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 19855 Dec 1985


SeminarFirst Australian Seminar on the Management of Iron Vessels & Steam Shipwrecks


  • Shipwrecks
  • Steamships
  • Shipwreck indexes
  • Victoria
  • Maritime archaeology
  • Underwater archaeology


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