About the listing
Wreck occurred: 1892.
Where: Newfield Bay about 1km east of Peterborough
The Newfield, commanded by Captain Scott of Banff, departed Liverpool on June 1st 1892 bound for Brisbane.
On the night of 28th August, the Captain mistook the Cape Otway light for that of Cape Wickham (King Island) and altered tack to the north and east putting the vessel on collision course with the Victorian coast.
On the 29th August the Newfield ran aground on a series of offshore reefs at Peterborough. There were 26 people on board and nine lives lost.