Wendouree (1882)

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Name: Wendouree
Owner: Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd, Geelong
Port of registry: 15/1882
Route: Newcastle to Adelaide
Builder: S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland
Launched: 1882
Identification: 84943
Fate: Wrecked on 20 July 1898 Newcastle, New South Wales, Oyster Bank
General characteristics
Type: Steel Steamer Screw
Tonnage: 1,640 GT
Displacement: 1,066 NT
Length: 83.45  m
Beam: 11.06  m
Draught: 5.882  m
Propulsion: Compound engine
Complement: 24

Wendouree was a steel steamship built as a collier by S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland for Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd. She was later refitted to carry passengers for the Melbourne to Sydney run.


She was wrecked on the Oyster Bank at the mouth of the Hunter River while leaving Newcastle for Adelaide on 20 July 1898. She was carrying 1850 Tons of coal and grounded on a bar.

Further reading[edit]

Online Database's
Australian National Shipwreck Database[1]
Australian Shipping - Arrivals and Departures 1788-1968 including shipwrecks [2]
Encyclopaedia of Australian Shipwrecks - New South Wales Shipwrecks [3]



Coordinates: 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797