Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

S2876 - Copper/brass


Knife handle made of bone w/ brass ferrule and iron blade (seven fragments).

Site Area Code Local

Number of Items 9

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 2876

ID 16257

Status Commonwealth


The Star  with Charles Brennan in command supposedly left Shark Bay on 5 April 1876 for Geraldton, and disappeared.  This report must have originated with a short article in The Western Australian Times, 9 May 1876: 3c stating it was 32 days overdue and feared lost.

However, in the WA Times of 12 May 1876: 3a, the owner, Wallace Bickley, hotly disputes this, stating that the Star left...