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The Western coast of Australia has always been considered as a dangerous trap for boats. The whole coast has a long record of shipwrecks (up to 1400!) from the first recorded shipwreck of the Batavia in 1629 until the most recent one in 1991.
The heavily corroded steel structure visible in this picture at sunset is the remnant of the Mildura, a cattleship wrecked in 1907 at North Western Cape close to what is nowadays the city of Exmouth (but was inexisting at that time).

If you visit Fremantle do not miss the shipwreck gallery and the special room dedicated to the Batavia. An exceptional piece of history!

Picture taken at 800 asa.

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Additional Photos by Eric PIRARD (cyrrhus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 441 W: 28 N: 619] (2878)
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