Dunbar shipwreck 1857

Shipwreck in which 121 people died, leading to the building of the Hornby lighthouse.

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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.