Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Macedon (1883/03/21)

Rottnest Island, Transit Reef

Built in Liverpool, serviced Melbourne to Fremantle run. Engaged to transport the KImberley survey Party with horses and equipment to the NW. With the Kingston Spit missing ran aground after calling in to rottnest to offload official sand supplied. Sold to H Atwell ( of Atwell Arcade in Fremantle fame) he was initially successful, but later lost his diving equipment and ‘hard hat’ in a storm. Wreck found Barry Martin UEC . Helmet by Greg Scharf.


Ship Built

Owner John Marshall, Lilly and Robinson.

Master Captain CFraig

Builder W.H. Potter (Howard Smith Co. acc. to Field)

Country Built UK

Port Built Liverpool

Port Registered Melbourne

When Built 1870

Ship Lost

Gouped Region Metro

Sinking Struck rock

When Lost 1883/03/21

Where Lost Rottnest Island, Transit Reef

Latitude -31.98669

Longitude 115.55702

Position Information GPS

Port From Fremantle

Port To Kimberley

Cargo Passengers, 50 Horses, mails general

Ship Details

Engine 2 x 100HP

Length 67.20

Beam 9.00

TONA 532.00

TONB 826.00

Draft 4.70

Museum Reference

Official Number 63253

Unique Number 1384

Sunk Code Wrecked and sunk

File Number 2009/0156/SG _MA-856/71

Chart Number AUS 43, DMH 001

Protected Protected Federal

Found Y

Inspected Y

Date Inspected 2013/06/02

Confidential NO