Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks website.

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BROWSE THE  INTERNET SITE
Ships and shipwrecks in the internet Encyclopedia are listed in allphabetical order within an Australian state, or general category. 
The aim is to provide a brief description of the vessel followed by a reference to further published works. 
Please note: The site contains about 8,000 entries. This however is about half of what had been collected and collated for the book Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks. (Link on heading).

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REFERENCE THE ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND NEW REFERENCES

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OBTAIN THE CD-ROM    or   Link to READING LIST for Australian Shipwrecks.

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OBTAIN A COPY OF THE BOOK ........
 

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
And Other Maritime Incidents. 

The Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks includes no less than 15,600 alphabetic entries of vessels of all rigs, sizes, and shapes, that have been lost, or involved in a major maritime incident. It includes vessels lost on 'The Australia Run', and vessels lost anywhere in the world, providing they have some connection with Australia, through previous arrival in Australia, construction, or ownership. The Encyclopedia is the definitive reference on Australian ship losses. Such a listing has never before been achieved. That it has now been published is due to the extensive primary research of some three hundred authors of shipwreck and maritime publications. 

The objective is to provide a short entry for each vessel, with relevant physical details, history, and information on her loss or incident. This is followed by a code to a published book or reference so as to provide the reader with a means of finding further information; the encyclopedia is thus very much a bibliography. The ship listing may also include other incidents relevant to the vessel, an indication if her actual location if known, and her condition as she lies on the seabed, shore or reef. 

The Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks  is a most valuable reference for divers, geneologists, maritime archaeologists, maritime historians - indeed anyone interested in our maritime heritage.

Hardcover, dustjacket, 1232 pages, 190 x 250 mm portrait size, a small number of photographs, 40 maps, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, chronology, statistics, and research advice. 
 
Obtain a copy of the CD-ROM.
$50, or $30 with the book.
For further details, link here

 

$86.00, (Australian dollars)
plus $9.00 postage anywhere in Australia. 
Overseas orders welcome.
Payment by Visa or Mastercard.
The book is distributed by 
Oceans Enterprises, 
303 Commercial Road, 
Yarram, Vic 3971, Australia.
Phone (03) 5182 5108. 
International phone 61 3 5182 5108.
Fax (03) 5182 5823. 
International fax 61 3 5182 5823.

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Distributor's website: oceans.com.au

You can also refer to a complete list of references used in the book, and an additionl bibliography of relevant shipwreck and maritime books. 
 
 
 
For BOOKS on shiprecks and ships, link on the image right, or go direct to:
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY
MARITIME HISTORY
SHIPS AND SHIPPING
TREASURE WRECKS
WORLD SHIPWRECKS
 A particularly interesting website on Australian ships, with passenger information, may be found at: http://www.blaxland.com/ozships