Diving into Archaeology

Diving into Archaeology

As part of National Archaeology Week, Diving into Archaeology will be an entertaining evening designed to help you ‘dive into archaeology’ and explore the shipwrecked depths of human history.

The event will take place on Wednesday 19th May 2010 at the Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning, 3 Marist Place, Parramatta, NSW (‘Old Kings School’ building).

Hosted by the Heritage Branch, Maritime Archaeologist Sarah Ward will MC the evening and introduce feature talks by:

  • Max Gleeson, renowned Author and Deep Wreck Diver, who will talk about some of the state’s greatest shipwreck stories, and show some not to be missed ‘highlight’ footage of rarely visited wreck sites.
  • Kieran Hosty, Curator Maritime Archaeology at the Australian National Maritime Museum, who will talk about his latest expedition to Wreck Reef in search of the Porpoise and the Cato.
  • Midget SubTim Smith, Deputy Director, Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning, who will talk about wartime wrecks, midget submarines, planes and dumps: the underwater legacy of the great wars in NSW.
  • PS Leichhardt Darling Island 1864Wayne Johnson, Archaeologist for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, who will  present ‘200 years and Counting: The Maritime and Industrial Heritage of Darling Harbour.’

Places will be limited to 50, and bookings are essential. More speakers will be announced soon.

For more information about Shipwrecks and Maritime Heritage in NSW, visit: http://maritime.heritage.nsw.gov.au/public/welcome.cfm.

When: Wednesday 19 May, 6.00pm – 8:30pm.
Where: Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning, 3 Marist Place, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Cost: FREE. Drinks & Nibbles included.
Contact: Bookings are essential. Please contact Sarah Ward, Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning on 02 9873 8533 or via email: sarah.ward@planning.nsw.gov.au.

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