Considered one of the most tragic of shipwrecks in the Straits, the blog by Veronica Peek called Charles Eaton: The Wake for the Melancholy Shipwreck is a very well written and fascinating account of the shipwreck, the fate of all the passengers, including the 5 who got away in the cutter, the two boys who survived and were adopted by a more peaceful tribe of Torres Strait Islanders, and the tragedy of the massacre of the remaining passengers. It also gives what little is know about the two boys after they were eventually found and returned to England. An extremely interesting read.
Below are my two paintings of what is believed to be the two anchors, two of the very few surviving relics of the Charles Eaton shipwreck. They will be exhibited at the Arts Centre, Gold Coast City Gallery from 6th February until 27th March 2016, included in my exhibition 'The Last Fleet'.
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