Iron screw cargo steamer, Wendouree was built as a collier by S & H Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland for Huddart Parker & Co. Pty, Ltd of Geelong, near Melbourne, Victoria. She was later refitted to carry passengers for the Melbourne to Sydney run. She was wrecked on the Oyster Bank at the mouth of the Hunter River, as she left for a run from Newcastle NSW to Adelaide, South Australia, with a cargo 1850 tons of coal. She stranded on the bar on 20th July 1898. Fortunately, there were no casualties and all 24 of her crew got away safely.