Culture and heritage

Maritime heritage


MAP - NSW maritime heritage sites

Shipwreck events were often tragic, and lead to the deaths of many passengers and crew - sometimes in quite horrific circumstances.

The wreck of the Dunbar at Sydney in 1857 continues to be remembered through memorial services at the cemetery where the victims were buried. Many cemeteries in New South Wales contain graves of people who died at sea.

Gravestones and graveyards are markers to past lives and important events.


Page last updated: 31 August 2012