Wendouree (1882)

Wendouree was a steel steamship built as a collier by S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland for Huddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd. She was later refitted to carry passengers for the Melbourne to Sydney run.

OwnerHuddart Parker & Co. Pty. Ltd, Geelong
RouteNewcastle to Adelaide
BuilderS & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland
Launched18 April 1882
FateWrecked on 20 July 1898 Newcastle, New South Wales, Oyster Bank
General characteristics
TypeSteel Steamer Screw
Length83.45  m
Beam11.06  m
Draught5.882  m
PropulsionCompound engine
Shipwrecks Regent Murray, Wendouree and Lindus, Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales, 1899


She was wrecked on the Oyster Bank at the mouth of the Hunter River while leaving Newcastle for Adelaide on 20 July 1898. She was carrying 1850 tons of coal and grounded on a bar.


Further readingEdit

Online Databases
Australian National Shipwreck Database[1]
Australian Shipping - Arrivals and Departures 1788-1968 including shipwrecks [2]
Encyclopaedia of Australian Shipwrecks - New South Wales Shipwrecks [3]


  • Wrecks on the New South Wales Coast. By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995 Oceans Enterprises. 1993 ISBN 978-0-646-11081-3.
  • Australian shipwrecks Vol. 3 1871–1900 By Loney, J. K. (Jack Kenneth), 1925–1995. Geelong Vic: List Publishing, 1982 910.4530994 LON

Coordinates: 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797