Historical information

The "Speke" was a three masted steel ship built in Wales 1891 - the second largest at the time. The ship drifted broadside on to a reef to the east of Kitty Miller Bay on the 22nd February 1906 while on route from Peru via Sydney to Geelong in ballast to pick up wheat.

Physical description

Coloured postcard of the Wreck of the "Speke" near Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island.

Inscriptions & markings

Wreck of the Speke," Cowes. Robb Bros. Cowes.
On back: A letter from Miss Palmer's niece, Elsie with general family information. Sent on the 24/11/1907