The Story of the Georgette

In December 1876, over 50 souls were rescued from the sinking S.S. Georgette at Redgate, Margaret River.

It has long been held that 16-year-old Grace Bussell and Aboriginal stockman Samuel Isaacs rode their horses into treacherous surf to safe the people from the stranded Georgette.

The incident made heroes of them both.

In her novel The Capes, Perth author Marcia van Zeller proposes an alternative reading of this tragic shipwreck tale.

Take the time to wander though Ellensbrook, a historic homestead of the South West after the talk.

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Address:

Ellen Brook Road
Margaret River 6285 WA

Open:

Ellensbrook is closed for conservation and will reopen later in the year. The grounds are open and visitors are welcome to come and ask anyone working on site what they are doing.

Closed:

Ellensbrook is closed for conservation and will reopen later in the year. The grounds are open and visitors are welcome to come and ask anyone working on site what they are doing.
Closed Good Friday

Phone:
(08) 9755 5173
Entry Fees:

Adult $4, Child/Concession $2, Group Bookings (10+) $2/pp, Family $10, National Trust Members Free

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