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Ethel Shipwreck Time-Lapse

Ethel wreck Could Ethel be South Australia’s most photographed shipwreck? Heritage South Australia is keen to find out. Share your photos or videos of this historic shipwreck to be considered for the Ethel Shipwreck Time-Lapse.

Built in 1876, Ethel was a 711-ton, three-masted iron barque, originally launched with the name Carmelo, which ran aground in a storm while en-route from South Africa in 1904. The Ethel wreck is located on the coast in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula.

We are looking forward to viewing your imagery taken over the decades from your personal collections and selecting from these to add to our collection to compile an Ethel Shipwreck Time-Lapse, which will be made available for the public to enjoy.

Upload your digital photos or videos using the form below, including scanned historical photos (including fading photos) and old slides from family albums. If you have access to a scanner, you can digitise any hardcopy historical photos, old slides or films. 

Due to restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19 we are currently unable to accept any hardcopy images, videos and films for digitisation. However, if you do have any that you are unable to digitise yourself and upload, please let us know and we will email you when our Customer Service Centre at 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, re-opens. 

For more information contact Heritage South Australia on (08) 8124 4960 or email 

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