Graeme Henderson, co-author of Misadventures in Nature's Paradise, interviewed by Fremantle Shipping News

Fremantle Shipping News Graeme Henderson

Listen in to the insightful Fremantle Shipping News interview with co-author Graeme Henderson about our latest release ‘Misadventures In Nature’s Paradise’.

Read the article here. Scroll down to the end of the Fremantle Shipping News article to listen to the podcast interview.

Graeme Henderson. Credit Fremantle Shipping News, Michael Barker

Graeme Henderson. Credit Fremantle Shipping News, Michael Barker


From the article:

Everyone, well everyone around Freo, and anyone who has ever had a passing interest in shipwrecks, knows Graeme Henderson. Here’s our revealing podcast with Graeme from a couple years back.


We caught up with Graeme again recently as he has a new, intriguing maritime history book out – Misadventures in Nature’s Paradise: Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island during the Dutch Era, published by UWA Publishing.


Graeme is well placed to write on this topic. As a 16 year old, way back when, he made his name by discovering the famous Gilt Dragon wreck off our West Australian coast. Since that early immersion into the world of shipwrecks, Graeme has played a crucial role in developing maritime archaeology and maritime museums in Australia. He was the first Director of the Western Australian Maritime Museum, from 1992 to 2005, during which time he was also Project Director for developing the new Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay. In the 1990s, he extended activities internationally, establishing the ICOMOS International Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage Inc! which played the lead role in developing the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. These days he chairs Wreck Check, an Australian not-for-profit formed to research maritime cultural heritage.

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Misadventures in Nature's Paradise: Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island during the Dutch Era is available to purchase as a paperback or an eBook. Click here to buy now.

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