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Wrecks of Cape York

outback wrecks of cape yorkLast Updated 08/01/2015

This exhibit is art at its highest caliber. Evocative, inspirational, provocative, deeply moving. It represents so many things. Man’s never ceasing yet doomed battle against mother nature. The fragility of life. Man’s relationship with technology. The inevitable return back into the earth of all things created. The cycle of life. All captured in the ever changing colours of the magnificent Australian outback.

People have lost their lives in the events that lead to some of these wrecks. Be respectful and remember how precious life is.

Join us as we explore Australia’s outback and capture some of its essence and history in this epic masterpiece. The image to the right is a map of Cape York Peninsular depicting the location of each wreck. Enjoy.


Wreck Number 1
Location: Near Hope Vale, about 50km north of Cooktown
Make: Holden
Model: Commadore VR
Year of Manufacture: 19951 holden commodore wreck VR 1995 near hope vale north of cooktown


Wreck Number 2
Location: Near Hope Vale, about 50km north of Cooktown
Make: Holden
Model: Commadore VT
Year of Manufacture: 19982 holden commodore VT wreck 1998 near hope vale north of cooktown


Wreck Number 3
Location: Wakooka Road, Cape Melville National Park
Make: Ford
Model: Maverick
Year of Manufacture: 19893 ford maverick 1989 cape melville national park


Wreck Number 4
Location: Wakooka Outstation, Cape Melville National Park
Make: Toyota
Model: Landcruiser 40
Year of Manufacture: 19754 toyota landcruiser 40 wreck 1975 cape melville national park


Wreck Number 5
Location: Peninsular Developmental Road near Lakefield (Rinyirru) National Park
Make: Toyota
Model: Landcruiser 60
Year of Manufacture: 19855 toyota landcruiser 60 1985 wreck peninsular developmental road near archer river


Wreck Number 6
Location: Peninsular Developmental Road near Archer River
Make: Toyota
Model: Hilux
Year of Manufacture: 19856 toyota hilux 1985 wreck peninsular developmental road near archer river


Wreck Number 7
Location: Portland Road near Peninsular Developmental Road
Make: Holden
Model: Commadore VK
Year of Manufacture: 19857  holden commodore VK 1985 outback wreck portland road


Wreck Number 8
Location: Portland Road near Wenlock River
Make: Ford
Model: Falcon Ute XF
Year of Manufacture: 19878 ford falcon ute XF 1987 wreck portland road


Wreck Number 9
Location: Portland Road near Pascoe River
Make: Nissan
Model: Patrol MQ
Year of Manufacture: 19879 nissan patrol MQ 1987 wreck portland road near lockhart river


Wreck Number 10
Location: Portland Road near Lockhart River
Make: Holden
Model: Commadore VT
Year of Manufacture: 199810 holden commodore VT 1998 portland road near lockhart river


Wreck Number 11
Location: Portland Road, Iron Range National Park
Make: Toyota
Model: Landcruiser 70
Year of Manufacture: 198911 toyota landcruiser 70 1989 portland road near lockhart river


Wreck Number 12
Location: Portland Road, Iron Range National Park near Chili Beach
Make: Ford
Model: Falcon Ute XE
Year of Manufacture: 198312 ford falcon ute outback wreck portland road chili beach


Wreck Number 13
Location: Telegraph Road near Moreton
Make: Toyota
Model: Prado
Year of Manufacture: 199813 toyota prado outback wreck telegraph road near moreton


Wreck Number 14
Location: Telegraph Road near Bramwell Junction
Make: Holden
Model: Commadore VT
Year of Manufacture: 199914 holden commodore outback wreck telegraph road near bramwell


Wreck Number 15
Location: Telegraph Road near Bramwell Junction
Make: Daihatsu
Model: Applause
Year of Manufacture: 200015 daihatsu applause outback wreck telegraph road near moreton


Wreck Number 16
Location: Lui Street Bamaga
Make: Unknown (please help by leaving a comment)
Model: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: Unknown16 wrecked truck near bamaga


Wreck Number 17
Location: Near Bamaga Airfield (Jacky Jacky)
Make: Douglas
Model: DC3
Year of Manufacture: 194017 aircraft douglas DC3 wreckage near bamaga


Wreck Number 18
Location: Near Bamaga Airfield (Jacky Jacky)
Make: Bristol
Model: Beaufort Mark VIII
Year of Manufacture: 194118 aircraft bristol beaufort mark VIII wreckage near bamaga


Wreck Number 19
Location: Near the tip of Cape York
Make: Datsun
Model: Stanza
Year of Manufacture: 197919 datsun stanza outback wreck north of bamaga


Wreck Number 20
Location: Thursday Island
Make: Ford
Model: Falcon EB
Year of Manufacture: 199220 ford falcon wreck thursday island


Wreck Number 21
Location: New Dixie Road between Artemis and Oriners Station
Make: Subara
Model: Brumby
Year of Manufacture: 198221 subaru brumby ute wreck new dixie road


Wreck Number 22
Location: New Dixie Road between Oriners and Koolatah Station
Make: Toyota
Model: Landcruiser 60
Year of Manufacture: 198622 toyota landcruiser wreck new dixie road


Wreck Number 23
Location: Gulf Developmental Road near Normanton
Make: Bedford
Model: Truck
Year of Manufacture: 1940s23 oldsmobile truck wreck gulf developmental road near normanton


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5 thoughts on “Wrecks of Cape York

  1. Number 23 looks like an Oldsmobile pickup/truck around the 30’s or 40’s

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