Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


The Enchantress struck a reef off Champagny Island 15 August 1874. She managed to limp into Brecknock Harbour and became a complete wreck. There were then encounters between the crew and Aboriginals to the extent that two crew and eight Aboriginals were killed. Newspaper reports of the time mention ‘a sanguinary battle with natives, killed and wounded on both sides’ and that the ship was a complete wreck. The Aboriginal people concerned could have been the Worora.

Associated Tribe Worora

Contact Evidence Verified

Type of contact Confrontational

Year 1872

Nationality Australian

Location Champagny Island

Source European