Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


The Cervantes was an American whaler, wrecked near Jurien Bay 20 June 1844. Captain Gibson and his crew got ashore and attempted to walk to Fremantle. Several made the trek, but one man was left exhausted about 30 miles north of the Moore River. Another six crew had decided to return to the wreck and find a boat. The question is, what happened to these men, did they meet up with Aboriginals, or become lost and perish?

Associated Tribe Yuat, Wajuk

Contact Evidence Possible

Type of contact Unknown

Year 1844

Location Jurien Bay

Source European