Maritime Archaeology

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime archaeology and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

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01 May 2019

A visit to Titanic
Multi-beam echo	sounder	image of SS Macumba. Image: CSIRO/Marine National Facility.

05 Apr 2019

High-tech wreck hunting on board the RV Investigator
: The author (right) and Irini Malliaros from the Silentworld Foundation use ‘old school’ methods to obtain measurements of the Admiralty Old Pattern Long-Shanked Anchor found in the shallows at Boot Reef. Image: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation.

07 Mar 2019

An anchor’s secrets revealed
Conducting the photogrammetry survey of M24, using underwater lights. Image: Steve Trewavas.

05 Mar 2019

Recording M24, the Japanese midget submarine
Clean Up Australia Day at the Museum, 2019. With our partners Silentworld Foundation.

04 Mar 2019

Dredged Up

08 Jan 2019

Rusticles and wrecks
James Cameron

16 Oct 2018

A tale of two watches
James Cameron

10 Oct 2018

Three ways to embrace your inner sea scientist
On March 26 2012 Cameron made a record-breaking solo dive to the earth’s deepest point, the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. Image: Mark Thiessen/NatGeoCreative.

28 Sep 2018

Full Ocean Depth
The shipwreck of Itata

ABC Radio: Shipwreck of Itata interview

Maritime Archaeologist Dr James Hunter discusses Itata, the ship that wouldn't sink in Newcastle Harbour, in 1906.
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Kieran Hosty getting ready to dive for Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day
Drafting an archaeological site plan
Searching for Royal Charlotte shipwreck, 2012
Searching for Royal Charlotte Shipwreck