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Australia’s first naval battle in the Indian Ocean was the HMAS Sydney II and the SS Kormoran in World War II, right? The one where both vessels disappeared and weren’t found until recently? World War I didn’t affect the Indian …

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Welcome to Western Australia, where countless ships have met their doom. Shipwrecks on the West Australian coast have been firing the imagination of writers since 1629, when the Batavia sank at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Those islands account for more …

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In all the tales of shipwrecks, tragedy and hardship, did you ever wonder what happened to the ship’s cat? It’s common knowledge that rats desert a sinking ship and so does any human on board who wants to live – …

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Mysterious disappearances: the ship, the silver and the family jewels. Almost two hundred years later, only the family jewels have been recovered. So what did happen to the Cumberland? Did her crew really die of thirst on the open ocean? …

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Can you name a shipwreck where the ship sank to the sea floor and was raised again in three days, while a man who couldn’t swim did first aid on himself in the open ocean? How about one where the …

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Charles Darwin never made it to the Abrolhos. He left the Beagle to go write some books about coral reefs, evolution and the origin of species. So it was John Lort Stokes in the HMS Beagle who made the initial …

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The Columbia was lost at the Abrolhos in a cyclone in 1921. The missing mate presents a mystery, which might be solved by a mermaid. On the weekend of the 19-20 February 1921, a cyclone hit the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. A …

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Ocean’s Gift is my first novel, which will be released toward the end of 2012. In the meantime, I have placed a preview of the first few chapters on Wattpad, with an early cover: The first of a series, Ocean’s Gift was …

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