Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


This vessel, the Wanderer , was believed to be wrecked at Rogers Strait and Captain Maguire and his mate murdered by Aboriginals. Newspaper reports at the time were extremely prejudicial to the Aboriginal community. The West Australian of 24 July 1913 states ‘the notoriously treacherous Aboriginals in the neighbourhood of Collier Bay in the Northwest have added yet another fearful atrocity to their grim record.’

Associated Tribe Worora

Contact Evidence Verified

Type of contact Confrontational

Year 1915

Location Rogers Strait

Source European