Pick this Place

Submitted: Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 10:24
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Well its Monday again and I will get the Ball Rolling.

Do you know where this place is, and any history of it?


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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:19

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:19
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Stephen, it looks like a wreck I saw at the tip of Yorke Peninsular many years ago.
But it was more exposed then.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:30

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:30
Hi Allan

There are no flies on you.....lol


I thought it might have had people guessing for a while.

When we were a little younger, we first visited the site in the mid 1970's

There were no stairs down the cliff and you take to be careful that you did not fall.
The ship was still fairly well in tack then and you could walk through it, but now it just a skeleton.


Built in 1876, the Ethel was a 711-tonne, three-masted iron ship. She ran aground in a storm while en route to South Africa in January 1904.

One man drowned as he tried to swim ashore with a rescue line, but the rest of the crew reached land safely.

The storm drove the ship onto the beach above the low tide mark, where it remained intact for many years.

The hull finally collapsed in the mid-1980s, but there is still plenty to see, with many large pieces of rusted iron jutting from the sand, clearly marking the ship’s outline.




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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:57

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Ahh yes, the Ethel. Possibly named after an aunt of mine.... she was a Grand Old Lady too. lol

It was also in the 70's that we saw it. I would not want to clamber down that cliff today. I would have photos of it from then but they are film transparencies and stored away somewhere.

I do have fond memories of camping on the beach not far from there and having to haul our stuff down a not so precarious cliff. We were alone in a magical spot with a nylon pup tent just above the waterline. Ahhhh.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 12:08

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 12:08
Yes Allan, they were the good old days where you could camp where you like......not like now.


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Reply By: pmk03 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 13:44

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 13:44
OK

Seeing that went pretty quick ..... Where's this one taken ?



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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 13:55

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 13:55
Coongie Lakes maybe ??

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 14:17

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 14:17
Sorry Jim no......

It's on the coast.... & a River Mouth

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:47

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:47
Great photo Paul.

I will most likely be wrong, but those posts out in the water look very much like Eddy's Camp at north of Cooktown


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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:54

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:54
Thanks Stephen

But sorry, Not Cooktown, actually not even in QLD.

It's a very popular place though

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 18:59

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 18:59
So its a west facing ocean? Indian Ocean? I guess Gladstone.
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 19:58

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 19:58
Hi Michelle

You are correct with the Indian Ocean......... So it's in WA

But, Not Gladstone, Sorry

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 07:34

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 07:34
Might need a hint........

The Region shares it's name with the River ....

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:05

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:05
Must be Margaret River then? But doesnt look like the river mouth i know...
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:11

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:11
Sorry Michelle

Margaret River is not the only region that shares it's name with a river.

It's over 800km north .......

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:29

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:29
Here's another pic that might make it a little easier

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Follow Up By: Gramps - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:31

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:31
Hutt Lagoon

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:33

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:33
Hi Gramps

Sorry, Still a bit further north.......
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Follow Up By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:17

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:17
Murchison at Kalbarri
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:19

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:19
Bingo !

Congrats, Dingo Correct !

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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:34

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 at 10:34
Just a couple more pics from that memorable trip to Kalbarri

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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Friday, Sep 06, 2019 at 10:57

Friday, Sep 06, 2019 at 10:57
Gave it way with the photo name at the bottom!
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:23

Monday, Sep 02, 2019 at 15:23
I used to drive down that way in my FC panel van chasing waves and salmon fishing in my youth. The wreck is much more exposed now, interesting.
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