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Old Days and Ways Along the South Coast, Victoria: Tales From the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 78 pages
Author: J. Loney
Year: 1992
ISBN: 0909191484
Other: b&w & colour photos, maps, index
Publisher: Marine History Publications

The Victorian coastline from Queenscliff to Warrnambool is a holiday maker's paradise, and few places in Australia equal it for rugged beauty, stunning natural contrasts and a healthy year round climate.

More and more people with increased leisure time, higher standards of living, and improved transport facilities are becoming aware of this magnificent coast and its hinterland.

The author has compiled a selection of real-life stories relating to the history of this area, including that of a pirate and his treasure, and various other shipping related incidents.

Contents:
Foreword
Tales from Old Queenscliff
Benito the Pirate and his Treasure
William Buckely: The Wild White Man
The Barwon Heads Bunyip
Tichborne and the Osprey
Raiders from the Sea
Gellibrand and Hesse
Historic Princetown and Rivernook
Lock Ard History Lives On
Wrecks of the Antares
Lost Forever
Tales of Mystery
Briefly
 - The Geelong Keys
 - The Haunting of Coriyule
 - The Barwon Heads Railway
 - A Sad Accident
 - Ambitious Plan to Open Up the Barwon River
 - The Blanket Bay Disaster
 - Swan Island
 - The Ships' Graveyard
 - Divers Extraordinaire
Index

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