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

20 May 2016

Artefacts as windows to the past: Answers from #AskAnArchaeologist

29 Apr 2016

Maritime archaeology at the Viking Age site of Birka

27 Apr 2016

The Boat in The Beach

20 Aug 2015

Death, destruction and the Dunbar: Sydney’s worst maritime disaster

08 May 2015

AE2 remembered 100 years on

27 Mar 2015

Ashmore Reef Expedition 2015 – Part Eight

18 Mar 2015

Ashmore Reef Expedition 2015 – Part Seven

13 Mar 2015

Ashmore Reef Expedition 2015 – Part Six

27 Feb 2015

Ashmore Reef Expedition 2015 – Part Five
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