Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Uranie (1820) Shipwreck and Survivor Camp sites: Assessment of Cultural Significance

Author/s Bigourdan, N.

Year of publication 2013

Report Number: No. 306

The Uranie shipwreck and survivor camp sites hold multiple layers of significance for several nations. Being a French exploration ship, wrecked in the Falkland Islands (UK territory) in 1820, after stopping among other location in Shark Bay (WA) and being found by Australian maritime archaeologists; the site provide the perfect setting for a very complex multiple level of interest and significance. In order to clarify and identify the importances of those sites, this document attempts to evaluate the criteria and degree of significance of the Uranie sites and finally to provide a statement of significance.