Dunbar

Ship wrecked in 1857 off the Sydney Heads with a loss of 121 lives and only one survivor. It was described by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'a splendid vessel'.

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1854
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20 Aug 1857
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Dunbar shipwreck

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In stormy weather, in the dark, after 81 days at sea, the Dunbar hit the rocks below The Gap, breaking up immediately. All but one on board were drowned, in one of the worst disasters in Sydney's history.