The Sovereign had sunk in heavy seas between Moreton and Stradbroke Islands. Mr BERKELEY was lost in the breakers. He had been clinging to the same piece of wreckage as the ship’s Captain, who was eventually carried ashore unconscious by an Aboriginal man. Captain Cape survived. 44 people died when the Sovereign was wrecked.
10 people were saved by a group of Aboriginal men. One of those men is remembered as TOOMPANY. NUGGIN St is a memorial to another.