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Four 19th-century shipwrecks found off Australian coast

Four shipwrecks dating back to the 19th century have been found off the coast of Queensland.

More than a dozen iron anchors, several copper-alloy fasteners and at least six cannons were found at depths up to 10 metres.

Dr James Hunter said it was an amazing feeling to set eyes on what remained of the ships more than 150 years after they went down, although identifying them would be no easy feat.

“This will take months of careful examination of the archaeological discoveries against historical records, including ship’s logs and accounts of shipwrecks in newspapers from the period,” he said.

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Story: AAP | Photo: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation

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