HomeHistory Fact Sheets History Fact Sheets The history of Bernier and Dorre Islands Bernier and Dorre Island's intriguing history, from its role as an Aboriginal hospital to an important nature reserve is all here. Shark Bay's Early Explorers Check out this fact sheet on Shark Bay's early maritime explorers from Dirk Hartog to Henry Denham. Who was Francois Peron? The life of the fascinating naturalist and explorer Francois Peron is explained in this fact sheet! Shipwrecks of Shark Bay For a brief description of all the shipwrecks known to have been wrecked in the waters of Shark Bay click here. The Gudrun Shipwreck Was the Gudrun sunk by a member of its own crew? Click here to find out! The Zuytdorp Shipwreck Were there survivors from the Zuytdorp shipwreck who integrated with the local indigenous people? Click here to find out!