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.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

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
HMAS AE1 Report

18 Sep 2018

Solving Australia’s most enduring Naval mystery
Boomgates at Darwin

15 Aug 2018

Nationwide support for Maritime Heritage

04 Jun 2018

Identifying the cannons from HMS Bounty

23 May 2018

New Ideas on Old Wars - The Archaeology of War

21 Mar 2018

Finding AE1

07 Mar 2018

A long lost message in a bottle

28 Feb 2018

The sad fate of HMAS Perth (I)

26 Feb 2018

Search and survival: Abraham Leeman and the Vergulde Draeck
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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Events and Activities

Habitat

Event

Badu by Erth
Habitat

Exhibition

Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu – Ghost Nets of the Ocean
The Arrival by Greg Samu, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition

HERE: Kupe to Cook

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Encounters 2020
Encounters 2020
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Navigate by the stars
The HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Videos

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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