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 Nov 2013

Ferguson Reef archaeology expedition – Just following up on a few leads

01 Jul 2013

Hidden in plain sight: revealing the Sirius anchor

30 May 2013

A gudgeon’s life – from ocean floor to exhibition

12 Nov 2012

Soldiers and sailors on a passage to India - the wreck of the Ferguson

10 Aug 2012

No need to excavate - the wreck of the Buster (1893)

15 May 2012

Object of the week: Batavia - Mutiny, madness and murder

31 Jan 2012

Two unusual artefacts from the wreck of the Dunbar
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