Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Twilight and Bunyip

These two cutters were both wrecked at the eastern end of Culver Cliffs on 24 May 1877. They had been involved in unloading stores for workers on the construction of the telegraph line from Eucla. All hands survived and the groups walked to Israelite Bay for assistance. This long trek may have resulted in contact with the Ngatjumay and Mirning Aboriginal people. It is known that friendly Aboriginal people assisted the men working on the East-West telegraph line to waterholes in the area.

Associated Tribe Ngatjumay, Mirning

Contact Evidence Possible

Type of contact Unknown

Year 1877

Location Twilight Cove

Source European