- Parent Category: Shipwrecks
On 16th January 1884, The Barque Fusilier at the Turakina River was driven ashore during a gale while sailing for Newcastle from Wellington. During World War Two the wreck was used as target practise by training pilots. What remains of this vessel is still in the area but has been buried to stop people visiting it. Many farm buildings in the area have been built with timber from this vessel.