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    The Buster was a barquentine wrecked at Woolgoolga, NSW, in 1893. It is unique because the wreck has been continuously exposed ever since.

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    Created by the History Services team of the Coffs Harbour City Council at the request of Woolgoolga visitors. Contemporary reports are at the end of this list.

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  1. Maritime Miscellany.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Wednesday 1 January 1890 p 4 Article
    Abstract: TIDES.—High water, Sydney Cove, this day: 2.13 a.m.,[?] p.m., PROJECTED DEPARTURES THIS DAY.- Sydney (s), Maitland (a), for Newcastle at 11.30 p.m. T ... 1683 words
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    See THE SUPPOSED ISLAND WRECKAGE

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  2. Maritime Miscellany.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Thursday 6 February 1890 p 5 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    See ISLAND SHIPPING

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  3. SHIPPING. High water, Sydney, this day, 9.49 a.m., 10.10 p.m. ARRIVALS.--JANUARY 1.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Saturday 2 January 1892 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Buster, three-masted sell., 305 tons, Captain Coulet, from Marseilles August 8, in ballast. John Williams, agent. Newcastle, sir., 1251 tons, Captain ... 4039 words
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    See ARRIVAL OF THE BUSTER

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  4. THE BUSTER.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 2 January 1892 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The barquentine Buster arrived yesterday from Marscilles, in ballast. The vessel left here some time ago for the Islands, under engagement to take co ... 120 words
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  5. LOCAL MOVEMENTS.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 26 January 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Yesterday the Castlehead went under No. 7 crane to load. The Tasmania was at No. 11 crane. The Buster at No. 4 loading. The Annie Stafford completed ... 36 words
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  6. SHIPPING ITEMS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Messrs. Dalton Brothers are advised by cable that the ship Melville Island, Captain Bichie, trill load a cargo of salt at Sharpness for Sydney, and w ... 279 words
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  7. INTERCOLONIAL TELEGRAMS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, SUNDAY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 20 February 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Yesterday the roofr of the narrow bord in the heading in the Stockton mine near New castle, fell, the fall being followed by a rush of water. The min ... 545 words
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  8. WRECK ON THE NEW SOUTH WALES COASI. THE BUSTER DRIVEN ASHORE. Sydney, February 19.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Monday 20 February 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Another wreck on the coast is reported. Information was received on Saturday that the barquentine Buster had been driven ashore at Woolgoolga on Frid ... 123 words
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  9. WRECK ON THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST. THE BUSTER DRIVEN ASHORE. Sydney, February 19.
    The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922) Monday 20 February 1893 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Another wreck on the coast is reported. Information was received on Saturday that the barquentine Buster had been driven ashore at Woolgoolga on Frid ... 127 words
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  10. WRECK OF THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER. SYDNEY, SUNDAY.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Another wreck on the coast is reported. Information was received on Saturday that the barquentine Buster had been driven ashore at Woolgoolga on Frid ... 121 words
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  11. Wreck of the Schooner Buster
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Monday 20 February 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: A wire was posted at the Merchants' Exchange on Saturday stating that the three-masted schooner Buster, which arrived at Woolgoolga from Sydney on 16 ... 203 words
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  12. THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER ASHORE.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Monday 20 February 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: On Saturday morning a report reached Sydney to the effect that the barquentine Buster had been driven ashore at Woolgoolga on Friday night. The infor ... 302 words
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  13. A SYDNEY BARQUENTINE ASHORE.—THE BUSTER AT WOOLGOOLGA.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Woolgoolga was the scene of an accident in Friday night last, a well-known Sydney vessel, the B[?]ster. having driven ashore there in a heavy sea. Th ... 180 words
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  14. The Sydney Morning Herald. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1893.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: BRISBANE has been visited with another serious flood, which yesterday afternoon almost reached to the level of the recent big flood. HEAVY rain, acco ... 9602 words
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  15. THE BUSTER ASHORE. SYDNEY, Sunday.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: NEWS was received here on Saturday to the effect that the barquentine Buster was driven ashore, a couple of hundred yards north of the jetty, at Wool ... 160 words
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  16. THE SHIPPING CASUALTY AT WOOLGOOLGA.— THE BUSTER BADLY DAMAGED.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 21 February 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: News, which, had the line been working, would have reached Sydney on Sunday from Woolgoolga, arrivedonly last evening from the master of the stranded ... 580 words
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  17. SHIPPING ITEMS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Tuesday 21 February 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Ger bq Melpomene cleared at the Customs yesterday for Rotterdam with 1444 tons shale and 706 cks tallow. The Melbourne will put to sea first fair ... 485 words
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  18. THE STRANDED BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Tuesday 21 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: With reference to the stranding of the barquentine Buster, at Woolgoolga, on Friday night last, the owner of the vessel (Mr. G. J. Robertson) is in r ... 1735 words
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  19. SHIPPING.
    The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Tuesday 21 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: This Day. -- High water, 11.19 a.m., 11.33 p.m.; Sun rises, 5.45 a.m.; sets, 6.42 p.m.; Moon rises, 10.24 a.m.; sets, 9.15 p.m. Wednesday. -- High wa ... 3560 words
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    THE STRANDING OF THE BUSTER

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  20. THE WEATHER. FLOODS IN THE COUNTRY. HEAVY RAIN AND GALES ON THE COAST. THE GOVERNMENT ASTRONOMER'S OPINION. SHIPPING DETAINED AT COASTAL HARBOURS. PROSPECT OF RAIN INLAND.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 21 February 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Since Friday the weather locally has continued very unsettled. During Saturday it was squally, with the highest force of wind at 30 miles. This died ... 1011 words
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  21. THE BUSTER BADLY DAMAGED.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 22 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Captain Carnie, of the stranded schooner Buster, at Woolgoolga, states:—"We arrived from Sydney on Friday. A moderate easterly breeze set in, so let ... 475 words
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  22. POSITION OF THE STRANDED BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 February 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Telegrams have reached Mr. J. E. Woodthorpe from Captain Laidman, underwriters' surveyor, concerning the position in which he found the barquentine B ... 109 words
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  23. WRECK OF THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Thursday 23 February 1893 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Another wreck on the Sydney coast is reported. Information was received on Saturday that the barquentine Buster had been driven ashore at Woolgoolga ... 164 words
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  24. THE BUSTER.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Thursday 23 February 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Captain Laidman, of the Sydney Underwriters' Association, wired yesterday from Woolgoolga to the secretary of tho association as follows:--" South-so ... 40 words
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  25. THE STRANDED SCHOONER BUSTER.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 23 February 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Telegrams have been received from Captain Laidman, underwriters' surveyor, concerning the position in which he found the schooner Buster upon arrival ... 103 words
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  26. THE RECENT SHIPPING DISASTERS.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Wednesday 1 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The wreck of the ketch White Cloud was, on Monday last, sold at auction at Moruya for £8. The vessel, it will be remembered, was lost at Broulee, whi ... 1926 words
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  27. SHIPPING. High water, Sydney, this day, 10.58 a.m., 11.15 p.m. ARRIVALS.--MARCH 6.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Tuesday 7 March 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Massilia, R.M.S. (P. and O. line), 4918 tons, Captain C. Fraser, from Loudon January 19, via Gibraltar January 24, Malta. January 28, Brindisi Januar ... 4769 words
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  28. THE STRANDED BARQUENTINE RUSTER.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 7 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A telegram from Captain Laidman, yesterday received by the underwriters' secretary, Mr. Woodthorpe, states that the barquentine Buster, ashore at Woo ... 68 words
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  29. SHIPPING ITEMS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Tuesday 14 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The ships Scottish Isles and Kingsport arrived yesterday at Newcastle from Rio Janiero. The former loads coal for San Francisco, and the latter loads ... 540 words
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  30. SHIPPING ITEMS. Daily Commercial News. WEEKLY SUMMARY.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Monday 20 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Is published every Monday morning and contains a complete resume of the transactions of the week as follows : Arrivals and Departures at all ports in ... 471 words
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  31. THE BUSTER--THE VESSEL BADLY DAMAGED.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Monday 20 March 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: It is feared that the barquentine Buster, which recently went ashore at Woolgoolga on the northern coast, will become a total wreck. A telegram recei ... 97 words
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  32. SHIPPING BREVITIES.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 21 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Time, s, arrived at Melbourne on Sunday from this port. Konoowarra, s, arrived yesterday afternoon from Sydney. 546 words
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  33. THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER A PROBABLE WRECK.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Tuesday 21 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The barquentine Buster, which recently went ashore at Woolgoolga, is likely to become a total wreck. Captain Laidman, of the Underwriters' Associatio ... 340 words
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  34. THE BUSTER ABANDONED.
    The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Tuesday 21 March 1893 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Captain Maidman, the underwriter's surveyor, and Mr. Robertson, the owner of the schooner Buster, stranded at Woolgoolga, returned to Sydney last eve ... 98 words
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  35. THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Wednesday 22 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Further news of a discouraging character reached Sydney yesterday from Woolgoolga in regard to the stranded barquentine Buster. The owner of the vess ... 133 words
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  36. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. TUESDAY, MARCH 21.
    The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896) Thursday 23 March 1893 p 2 Article
    Abstract: LEURA S., 2000 tons, Captain J. D. Joy, from northern ports. (In Koppel Bay.) Passengers--Captain Yorke (S.A.), Messrs Finister, Lilly, Berger, and s ... 651 words
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  37. THE STRANDED BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 27 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: It has been decided to sell the Buster as she lies at Woolgoolga. The tenders sent in for floating her were not considered sufficiently favourable, a ... 81 words
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  38. THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 28 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Our correspondent wires:—The barquentine Buster, at Wolgoolga, [?] much damaged by the recent heavy weather, and water flows freel in and out of her. ... 44 words
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  39. Woogoolga. SATURDAY.
    Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915) Tuesday 28 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: DEPARTURE.—The captain and crew of the Buster took their departure by the Helen Nicoll this morning, also men representing the Underwriters' Associat ... 218 words
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  40. THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER ABANDONED.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Tuesday 28 March 1893 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The captain and crew of the barquentine Buster arrived in Sydney yesterday from Woolgoolga, on the northern coast, and reported their vessel a total ... 211 words
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  41. SALES OF SHIPPING.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 29 March 1893 p 6 Article
    Abstract: To-day, at the City Mart, Messrs. Fraser and Company will offer the barquentine Buster for sale by auction. The Buster is ashore at Woolgoolga in a d ... 305 words
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  42. Advertising
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 29 March 1893 p 10 Advertising
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    in column 1

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  43. Maritime Miscellany.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Tuesday 28 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: High water in Sydney Cove, 5.12 a.m., 5.45 p.m. Projected departures to-day: Oonah (s), for Hobart, at 4 p.m.; Barrabool (s), for Melbourne 1001 words
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  44. INTERCOLONIAL. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.) NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, March 29.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Selection Committee of the New South Wales Rowing Association has made its final selection of the eight to represent this colony in the coming in ... 236 words
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  45. MARINE BOARD.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The board met yesterday morning, there being present:—Captain Hixson (president), Captain Broomfield, Captain M'Lean, Captain Moodie, Captain Jenkins ... 715 words
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    STRANDING OF THE BARQUENTINE BUSTER

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  46. TRADE AND FINANCE.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The cable having notified in London that the Intercolonial Postal Conference had passed n resolution in favor of a second cable service to England vi ... 2637 words
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    Sold for £45

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  47. SHIPPING. High water, Sydney, this day, 7.5 a.m., 7.25 p.m. ARRIVALS.--MARCH 29.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Hulda, German bqe., 591 tons, Captain E. Bruss, from Brisbane 23rd inst., in ballast. Dalgety and Co., Limited, agents. Karaweera. str., 1477 tons, C ... 3462 words
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  48. SHIPPING ITEMS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The schooner Thistle made another start yesterday for the Solomon Islands. The P and O Co's R M s Britannia hence to London arrived at Suez on Monday ... 573 words
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    SALE OF THE BUSTER

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  49. MARINE BOARD.
    The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909) Thursday 30 March 1893 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The Marino Board met yesterday, and delivered its reserved decision in regard to the loss of the schooner Mary Warner. The board found that the stran ... 139 words
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  50. SHIPPING ITEMS. ARBIVALS.
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942) Friday 7 April 1893 p 2 Article
    Abstract: April [?]—OAKLAND s., 400 tons, Captain B. Alley from Sydney, pa[?]—Mrs. Cavendar, Mr. M. Lare, and 3 in the steerage, Cargo—Fair general cargo. Left ... 446 words
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  51. SHIPPING. High water: Sydney, this day, 12.5 a.m., 12.29 p.m. ARRIVALS. -- APRIL 7.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Saturday 8 April 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Bungatee, str. (Land line), 2893 tons, Captain H. Goodrhan, R.N.R., from London, February 7, via Plymouth 9th, Adelaide 29th ult., and Melbourne 6th ... 5925 words
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    THE WRECK OF THE BUSTER

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  52. SHIPPING ITEMS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Saturday 8 April 1893 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The barque Edward Pembroke leaves on Monday night for Newcastle, where she will load coal for Lyttelton. At the New Zealand port the Edward Pembroke ... 488 words
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  53. Web page: No need to excavate - the wreck of the Buster (1893)
    http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/141983/20130925-1125/anmm.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/no-need-to-excavate-the-wreck-of-the-buster-1893/indexa003.html
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    A 2012 summary of the wreck prepared on behalf of the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    "A barquentine is a three masted vessel which is square rigged on the fore mast and carries fore and aft rig on its main and mizzen masts."

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  54. SHIPPING. High water, Sydney, this day, 4.36 a.m., 5.10 p.m. ARRIVALS.--APRIL. 25.
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Wednesday 26 April 1893 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Paluma, H.M. gunboat, 360 tons, one gun, Captain G. Piric, from Brisbane 22nd inst. Marry Ogilvie, sch., 68 tons, Captain Garth, from Norfolk Island ... 4146 words
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    THE BARQUE KASSA "The Kassa is to replace the wrecked barquentine Buster..."

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  55. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 16 January 1894 [Issue No.35] p 332 Government Gazette Notices
    Extract: -3471 • The Treasury, New South Wales, £ 16tli January, 1894. 1313 following particulars of Wrecks which liave occurred during the year 1S93. on the Coast of ... 760 words
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  56. CASUALTIES. 1893. JANUARY.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Tuesday 29 August 1893 p 3 Article
    Abstract: TWEEP, s, ashore in Byron Bay, 22nd January, subsequently became a total wreck. BELMORE, s, ashore at coffs Harbor, 21st January. RAMORNIE, s, Sunk i ... 651 words
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  57. Web page: Shipwrecks - Solitary Islands
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/heritagebranch/maritime/shipwreckssolitary.pdf
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    "All shipwrecks over 75 years of age are automatically protected from disturbance under the State NSW Heritage Act 1977 & Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.

    Relics off the NSW coast likely to be associated with historic ships are also protected under the Commonwealth Act. Relics in NSW lakes, rivers and harbours over 50 years of age are protected under the relics provisions of the Heritage Act."

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  58. Web page: No need to excavate – the wreck of the Buster (1893)
    https://anmm.blog/2012/08/10/no-need-to-excavate-the-wreck-of-the-buster-1893/
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    A 2012 explanation of the importance of the wreck.

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  59. Web page: Solitary Islands Shipwreck survey
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-41617
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    A survey conducted in 2000, including of the Buster.

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