'Shipwrecks of the Raring Forties' launched, Jeremy Green wins top honour from Dutch government

UWA Publishing is thrilled to have launched Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties in conjunction with the WA Museum and the Consulate for the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Monday 22nd March, 2021. 

Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties is a richly illustrated book investigating the earliest and most important shipwrecks in Western Australia, including the four Dutch East Indiamen wrecked in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dive deep into the research conducted by Alistair Paterson and Jeremy Green, deploying new scientific and investigative technologies.

The book was launched by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mrs. Marion Derckx, who also awarded one of the authors, Jeremy Green, the Order of Orange-Nassau.

The Order of Orange-Nassau was created in 1892 and is awarded to people who have rendered outstanding services to the Netherlands through achievements made possible through exceptional talents.

Jeremy Green receives his award in recognition of his career spanning accomplishments in maritime archaeology. At the ceremony held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum, attended by Mr Alec Coles, CEO Western Australian Museum and Tim Colmer, UWA's Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Ambassador Derckx congratulated Mr. Green on his stellar achievement.

Click here to read the full media statement from the Consulate for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


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