The wooden barque was wrecked after striking reefs close to shore at the entrance of Childers Cove. View more.

About the listing

Wreck occurred: 1839
Where: Childers Cove,  30km west of Peterborough

Crew sickness and gale force winds conspired upon this ill fated passage from Launceston to Portland. In 1951 high tide and rough seas exposed the skeletal remains of a man and child believed to be from the wreck which claimed 17 lives. 

The anchor was recovered from the wreck by Flagstaff Hill Divers it is now displayed at the front of Flagstaff Hill reception.


Contact details

Childers Cove The Children Shipwreck Coast Port Campbell12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia