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    Re: Historic wrecks
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2009 Apr 2, 09:35 +1100
    From the coordinates given your location is in Singleton, a beachside suburb of Perth in Western Australia.  For those of us who don't have access to BAR reports could you expand a little about what you know of the circumstances and location of this wreck?  There is a place called Trial Rocks on the Oz East Coast, but it was the western coast that tended to attract European ships sailing towards the East Indies, who ran before the good westerlies in southern latitudes before turning to the north - sometimes too late..

    On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 1:25 AM, <NavList@fer3.com> wrote:

    try the British Archaelogical Reports BAR Supplementary Series 27 -  Australia's Oldest Wreck: The Loss of the Trial 1622  Published 1977.

    It has a a very good coverage of the English East India Company's ship lost on the Trial rocks, which were either deliberately or erroneously misplaced for about 300 years, because 'they weren't where they were supposed to be'.

    The BAR also has a good disertation on the navigation problems of the time and in particular the Brouwer route to the East Indies.


    Roger Puttman

    32' 26.6'S
    115' 45.5' E

    [Sent from archive by: rkputty-AT-westnet.com.au]

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