The Amazon

The Amazon 1863 Project Inc. was formed in 2019 to protect the recently revealed Amazon shipwreck on the Surf Beach at Inverloch on the Bass Coast, South Gippsland Australia.

The Committee encourage annual memberships and sell merchandise to fund artefact conservation and share the history of this A1 Class mid-nineteenth century wooden sailing ship.

Bass Coast Shire plans for the Inverloch Cultural Discovery Centre will be the perfect facility to showcase artefacts and the Amazon story.

The bow of the Amazon as it was revealed in 2020.

The Amazon bow was revealed briefly in 2020 and then quickly hidden from sight.


15th August 2022 – After heavy rain

These sections were seen 2 years ago, but visibility is much better today.

Low tide is the only chance of viewing.

The photos show the eastern outlet of Wreck Creek & best visibility is from the Surf Club side only at low tide.

Even with long gumboots the creek is difficult to cross and the banks are over a metre high in parts.

As a scale reference, the erosion monitoring pole is about 3 m long and now over 2 metres out of the water.

One beautiful rib end, square and larger than a hand span, so about 8 inches.


December 2021 Newsletter

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Jordan Crugnale MP unveiling the Deadwood with Karyn & Jackie looking on

The Amazon

The remains of this protected historic shipwreck are buried near the lnverloch Surf Life Saving Club on the Bass Coast in South Gippsland, Australia.

The AMAZON was a barque of 362 tons built by at St Helier’s, Jersey by Fredrick Charles Clarke, Ship-builder.

The Amazon was a Jersey-built three-masted barque, thought to be similar to the one pictured. (Source: Heritage Victoria)

The Project

Our mission

Preservation of significant Amazon artefacts, the site & written records. To Educate & share the history of this amazing ship.

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