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Happy #FindsFriday!

In 2009 our expedition team #spotted this pulley wheel on the #HMCSMermaid 🧜‍♀️⛵️ wrecksite at Flora Reef.The government broad arrow can be seen at the top of the wheel.

This project is undertaken in partnership with @sea.museum.

📸: Xanthe Rivett/Silentworld Foundation.

#Shipwrecks #Archaeology #Archaeologyfieldwork #Copper #Diving #Wreck #Sand #Artefacts #Sitework #ArchaeologyLovers #HistoryNerd #InstaHeritage #GreatBarrierReef #Artifacts
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Huh, I expected more anchors in our #Top9 for 2020 😆⚓.

No expeditions for the Silentworld team in 2020, due to the pandemic (the story of 2020...), but we have some exciting adventures and projects on the horizon for 2021. Plus many more #conservation posts and #behindthescenes for #BarangarooBoat...and perhaps another boat or two needing some EDTA and PEG. Seriously, prepare for many posts of tanks, bits of timber, 3D scanning and lab coats!

Welcome, and thank you, to our new followers who joined us in 2020. You're awesome.

#Top9of2020 #BestNine2020 #Best9of2020 #Anchors #Archaeology #MaritimeArchaeologist #MaritimeHistory #Shipwrecks #ArchaeologyFieldwork #Diving #Wreck #Artefacts #Sitework #ArchaeologyLovers #HistoryNerd #InstaHeritage #Reef #DivingLife #MaritimePhotography #MaritimeArchaeology #OzArch #InstaArchaeology #Sea #Ocean #ArchaeologyLife #ThrowbackThursday
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This ship bell is chiming for a #FindsFriday post 😃🔔🎵.

Dr James Hunter (@sea.museum) #spotted this copper bell during the collaborative #KennReefs expedition in 2017. It was laying on its side, with approximately one-half of its circumference exposed among chunks of broken limestone and coral rubble. It's over 40cm in diameter and weighs approximately 40kg.

The bell was deemed a diagnostic artefact and, in accordance with the expedition's permit, was raised by the team after careful insitu documentation. It has since been conserved and we're currently running some scientific tests on it to determine its origin and the ship to which it once belonged.

📸: @seajewlz /Silentworld Foundation.

#Bell #Copper #Shipwrecks #Archaeology #ArchaeologyFieldwork #ShipBell #Diving #Wreck #Coral #Artefacts #Sitework #ArchaeologyLovers #HistoryNerd #InstaHeritage #Reef #DivingLife #MaritimeHistory #MaritimePhotography #MaritimeArchaeology #OzArch #InstaArchaeology #Waves #Sea #Ocean #UnderwaterPhotography #GreatBarrierReef #Artifacts
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Hooray for #FindsFriday! 🤿⚓️🌊 Time for a throwback to December 2009, when the team visited the aptly named Wreck Reefs in search of the wrecks of #HMSPorpoise and #Cato, as well as the survivor camp, where over 80 men spent 8 weeks awaiting rescue. Here is Toni Massey, inspecting an old Admiralty long-shank anchor, one of three bower anchors carried by Porpoise.

Both Porpoise and Cato wrecked in 1803, during celebrated navigator Matthew Flinder's first attempted journey to return to England. Yes, Flinders named the site 'Wreck Reefs' because of the incident.

Flinders was on board Porpoise with his precious - and unpublished - charts of the Australian coast. Porpoise was in company with two other vessels, Cato, an English armed merchant of 430 tonnes and Bridgewater, a 32 gun East India company vessel of 750 tonnes.

When Porpoise struck the rocks the two other vessels tacked to avoid the same fate but unfortunately, they tacked towards each other. Cato changed course to avoid collision and consequently also hit the reef. Bridgewater escaped the rocks and seemed to make an attempt to return and provide assistance but subsequently departed and left them to their fate.

This project is undertaken in partnership with @sea.museum, and with support from @flindersuniversity and the Sydney Insitute Marine of Science (SIMS).

📸: Xanthe Rivett/Silentworld Foundation.

#Shipwrecks #Archaeology #ArchaeologyFieldwork #Anchor #Diving #Wreck #Coral #MatthewFlinders #Artefacts #Sitework #ArchaeologyLovers #HistoryNerd #InstaHeritage #Artefacts #Reef #DivingLife #MaritimeHistory #MaritimePhotography #MaritimeArchaeology #OzArch #InstaArchaeology #Waves #Sea #Ocean #Snorkeling #ArchaeologyLife #UnderwaterPhotography
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Time for a hands on #FindsFriday post! Dr James Hunter, from @sea.museum, spotted this copper bell during the collaborative #KennReefs expedition in 2017.

It was laying on its side, with approximately one-half of its circumference exposed among chunks of broken limestone and coral rubble. It's over 40cm in diameter and weighs approximately 40kg.

The bell was deemed a diagnostic artefact and, in accordance with the expedition's permit, was raised by the team after careful insitu documentation.

It has since been conserved and we're currently running some scientific tests on it to determine its origin and the ship to which it once belonged.

Find out more about our expeditions at the link in bio.

📸: @seajewlz /Silentworld Foundation.

#Bell #Copper #Shipwrecks #Archaeology #ArchaeologyFieldwork #ShipBell #Diving #Wreck #Coral #Artefacts #Sitework #ArchaeologyLovers #HistoryNerd #InstaHeritage #Reef #DivingLife #MaritimeHistory #MaritimePhotography #MaritimeArchaeology #OzArch #InstaArchaeology #Waves #Sea #Ocean #UnderwaterPhotography #GreatBarrierReef #Artifacts
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It's #FindsFriday! #Spotted this door latch in the sand at the wreck of the South Australian, aka South Australia's oldest known shipwreck.
This project is undertaken in partnership with @sa_maritime_museum, @sea.museum, South Australian Department for Environment and Water, MaP Fund @flindersmap and @flindersuniversity. 📸: @rae.malliaros / Silentworld Foundation.
#shipwrecks #archaeology #archaeologyfieldwork #copper #diving #wreck #southaustralia #southaustralianbeaches #door #artefacts #sitework #archaeologylovers #historynerd #instaheritage
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