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187-year-old shipwreck found off Australian coast

The wreckage of The Royal Charlotte, a convict and trop transporter en route to India in 1825, has been found off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Royal Charlotte, a convict and troop transporter, was en route to India with a contingent of troops when it sank in a gale on

Found: Australian hospital ship sunk in WW2

An Australian hospital ship which was torpedoed by the Japanese during WW2, taking 268 lives with it, has been found off the coast of Queensland. The loss of the Centaur in 1943 while sailing to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea was one of Australia's great wartime disasters. Survivors and their

Evidence found of first British convict settlement in Queensland, Australia

Archaeologists working at a site in Redcliffe have discovered evidence of rhe first European settlement in Queensland, dating back 185 years. It took years of negotiations and false starts, thousands of swings of the shovel and hours of trowelling sediment on the banks of Humpybong Creek to complete the quest. But yesterday

Three new dinosaur species found in Australia

After examing fossils dug up in Queensland, palaeontologists in Australia have announced the discovery of three new dinosaur species. Writing in the journal PLOS One, they describe one of the creatures as a fearsome predator with three large slashing claws on each hand. The other two were herbivores: one a tall giraffe-like