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The Cambus Wallace

Tapas and cocktail bar with an old world nautical theme.

It is named after the ship, the Cambus Wallace that set sail on her maiden voyage from Glasgow, Scotland in May of 1894. The ill-fated barque was carrying a payload of Scotch, Beer and cases of explosives destined for the Queensland Gold mines. She would Never make it…

After an arduous voyage at sea, whereby she weathered four massive storms and underwent numerous repairs, The CW finally made it into Queensland waters. However, she was to face one last torment, and the wrath that the Pacific Ocean threw at her proved too much. On Sept 3rd at 3.30am, in a cyclonic storm, she ran aground on the shores of Stradbroke Island, spilling her cargo into the Sea and taking the lives of five crew with her.

The subsequent detonation of the explosives on the beach, and the damage to the dunes from the salvage crews going back and forth, are thought to have led to Stradebroke Island splitting into two and creating Jumpinpin Bar. The graves of the five drowned sailors were reclaimed by the sea when the tide broke through the island.

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