The Archaeology of Shipwrecks – Graeme Henderson author talk for City of Melville Libraries

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Author event: The Archaeology of Shipwrecks


Date: 9 May 2023
Take a deep dive into the shipwrecks off the West Australian coast!
Shipwreck hunter Graeme Henderson discovered his first shipwreck “The Gilt Dragon” when he was 16 years old. Hear Graeme tell about his investigations into shipwrecks off the coast of Western Australia focusing on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Graeme Henderson co-author of Misadventures in Nature's Paradise

About Graeme Henderson (AM, CitWA) 
Graeme chairs Wreck Check, an Australian not-for-profit formed to research maritime cultural heritage. He 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. He is the author of over 100 works in maritime history and archaeology including 10 books. He is the co-author of Misadventures in Nature's Paradise published by UWAP in 2022.

This event is aimed at adults.

Event details
Hosted by City of Melville Libraries
Location: Civic Square Library Booragoon WA
Time: 6.45pm to 8pm
Cost: $5, books essential via Eventbrite
Contact details: library staff 9364 0138


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