Maritime heritage

With its rugged coastline and large inland rivers, NSW has an extraordinary maritime heritage. The state contains 1800 historic shipwrecks, including: a World War One battlecruiser, HMAS Australia (1910-1924), a Japanese type A midget submarine, M24 (1942), Scottish clipper ships, colonial trading vessels, steamships and harbour craft.

Other maritime infrastructure includes the remains of: ports, shipyards, coastal defences, lighthouses and cemeteries

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Page last updated: 20 August 2013