Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


The Cumberland was wrecked on 4 March 1830 near Cape Hamelin. The crew took to the ships four boats and two of these boats arrived at Fremantle on the 7 March. The other boats went ashore near Cape Naturaliste and began walking to Fremantle. They were rescued at Port Leschenault, but three of their number had died. It is not known if they had any contact with Aboriginal groups during their trek, but it remains a possibility. The Aboriginal people may have been the Wardandi, Kaniyang or Pinjarup.

Associated Tribe Wardandi, Kaniyang, Pinjarup

Contact Evidence Possible

Type of contact Unknown

Year 1830

Location Cape Hamelin

Source European