THE DUNBAR (Part 2)
August 19, 2010 §
Newspaper story on the shipwreck, published 14 November 1930
Wrecked at the entrance to Sydney Harbour in 1857
An iron hammer recovered from among wreckage scattered over the sea floor.
Handfuls of copper coins were really ‘tea tokens’ early currency the same size as one penny.
Pile of Hanks & Lloyd “pennies” dated 1857 Peace & Plenty, Australian Tea Mart. (John Gillies collection)
Pioneer scuba divers preparing to make the first visit to The Dunbar wreck in almost 100 years since she went against the cliff face at South Head, the entrance to Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). Don Linklater (left, founder of Undersea Products) and the future professional diving legend Wally Gibbins (right) are shown in this frame from 35mm movie newsreel film.