Historical information

Margaret MacKenzie had first hand knowledge of many shipwrecks along Victoria's treacherous 'shipwreck' coast. In her later years her failing sight caused her to attend the nearby eye specialist Dr W.R. Angus in Warrnambool. Dr Angus designed the cover for Margate's book. Margaret's daughter assisted in the writing due to her mother's failing sight.

Physical description

Shipwrecks by M.E. MacKenzie, part of the W.R. Angus Collection. An authentic account of wrecks from Peterborough to Cape Otway, Victoria. Cover printed in blue, black and white, depicts sailing ship approaching cliffs, and a map of the coast of south west Victoria, showing Peterborough and Cape Otway. Art work for cover was done by Dr. W.R. Angus