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"Great Ocean Road ~ Lord Ard Gorge" State of Victoria Favorite Tip by Audrey118

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  Lord Ard Gorge
by Audrey118

Favorite thing: It was here that one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks happened mopre than a century back.

The ship name gave name to the gorge.

Fifty-two people died after the sailing ship, the iron clipper Loch Ard, rammed into the sheer cliffs of Muttonbird Island in stormy weather on 1 June, 1878, just days from completing a three-month voyage from England to Melbourne.

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