Our fundraiser book: Inverloch’s Riddle of the Amazon

To help us raise much needed funds, we have published a Children’s Book called “Inverloch’s Riddle of the Amazon: When is a Bark not a Bark?”.

A great present and priced at $25.

All proceeds will go towards funding our Amazon conservation works. 

Where to purchase

Inverloch: Community Hub, Newsagent, Bendigo Bank, Post Office, South Gippsland Conservation Society: Bunurong Environment Centre, Art Gallery/Sol Studio 76 Toorak Rd.

Wonthaggi: Bass Coast Info Centre, Artspace, Clancy’s Printing Service.

Direct from us via post: Contact us by calling 0423 682 580 or emailing Secretary@Amazon1863.org.au. Please add $5 to cover postage. Total funds including postage can then be paid via Bank Transfer.

Banking details:

  • Account name: Amazon 1863 Project Inc.
  • BSB: 633-000 (Bendigo Bank)
  • Account number: 175 018 233
  • Reference: Please include your surname as the payment reference

 About the book

This is a short rhyming picture book telling the story of the Amazon Shipwreck on the Inverloch Surf Beach in Victoria.

The mid-nineteenth century wooden sailing ship was wrecked on the Inverloch coast in 1863.

The book is beautifully illustrated and describes the ships travels, her demise and explains why we must respect such wreckage.


About the author

Author: Karyn Bugeja has always had a passion for writing little rhymes and this is her first children’s book. She is currently Secretary of the Amazon 1863 Project.

Illustrator: Marion Chapman’s work is well recognized in the Bass Coast region both as an artist and book illustrator


Why publish this book?

We have some exceptional Amazon artifacts and are keen to begin the very slow & expensive conservation process.

All proceeds from book sales will go towards funding of our Amazon conservation works.

With some luck, we may even bring some truth to the last page of the book, which is shown below…