Recent storms uncover 6 shipwrecks on NSW coast

26th July 2009, 08:45
Recent storms have uncovered six shipwrecks hidden along the NSW north coast, the state government says.

Some of the wrecks date back more than a century, and give a rare insight into the state's maritime history.

One of the ships, Buster, ran aground at Woolgoolga in 1893 and recent heavy weather has uncovered the hull and framing of the wreck.

Another two have been reported at South West Rocks, one dating from the late 19th century as well as a fishing vessel from more recent years.

There are also two wrecks at Evans Head, and a timber ship at Forster.