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More than seven thousand shipwrecks have occurred in Australian waters since the loss of the Trial in 1622. Shipwreck Archaeology in Australia provides an up-to-date summary of the most significant maritime archaeology projects undertaken in Australia over the past twenty years. The book contains comprehensive maps and many previously unpublished photographs documenting leading maritime archaeologists' work on some of Australia's most important shipwreck sites. It tells the story of how a unique underwater resource has been conserved and protected as part of Australia's rich maritime heritage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780980296433
ISBN-10: 0980296439
Format: Hardback
(264mm x 211mm x 23mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: University of Western Australia Press
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Michael Nash

Based in Hobart, Michael Nash is a maritime archaeologist with the Tasmanian Government and, since 1987, has been responsible for the administration of the State's historic shipwreck legislation and associated research programmes. Vice-President of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology and an Honorary Research Fellow with the Archaeology Department of Flinders University, Michael is co-author (along with maritime historian Graeme Broxam), of Tasmanian Shipwrecks (a survey of over one thousand wreck sites around Tasmania) and The Bay Whalers (short-listed for the Tasmanian Bicentennial History Prize).

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