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Archaeologists uncover buried secrets of a cargo ship used for trade between Australia and the UK more than 150 years after it sank A cargo ship bound for the UK sank on a Victorian beach in December 1863  Archaeologists have excavated the ship and have plans to rebury it  There are 600 recorded shipwrecks in Victoria and it is an offence to enter them

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 16:57 BST, 19 September 2019 | Updated: 16:57 BST, 19 September 2019

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A 164-year-old cargo ship used to trade between Australia and the UK and sank on a Victorian beach is being dug up and reburied by archaeologists.  

Works are currently underway to excavate and rebury the decorative hull fragment from the shipwrecked Amazon which washed ashore at Inverloch, on Victoria's southeast coast.

The archaeological team have already completed a recording of the hull fragment using photogrammetry equipment and recovery but reburial depends on weather, Heritage Victoria Senior Maritime Archaeologist Peter Harvey said.

A 164-year-old cargo ship used to trade between Australia and the UK and sank on a Victorian beach is being dug up and reburied by archaeologists

A 164-year-old cargo ship used to trade between Australia and the UK and sank on a Victorian beach is being dug up and reburied by archaeologists

Works are currently underway to excavate and rebury the decorative hull fragment from the shipwrecked Amazon which washed ashore at Inverloch, on Victoria's southeast coast

Works are currently underway to excavate and rebury the

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