HMS Success Artwork

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An artwork of the vessel HMAS Success
HMS Success Artwork
Photo from WA Museum

Marine artists can make important contributions to the depiction and history of shipping events. This commissioned artwork shows HMS Success stranded on rocks at Carnac Island, Cockburn Sound in November 1829. Captain Charles Fremantle of Success was waiting for Lieutenant Governor James Stirling’s arrival with the first fleet of settlers at the Swan River Colony when his ship was stranded. There are no contemporary images of this event and the artist has researched the details of the ship and event to represent this historic event in Western Australia’s colonial history.

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