Map. Hand coloured copper engraving. Maris Pacifici. 345mm x 497mm. Antwerp, 1595. The first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America...

The fabled land of Beach, Locach, Java La Grande, and Terra Australis Incognita

How 40,000 years after the first Australians arrived, Australia was “discovered” againFrom Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD, geographers postulated that…


Oysters and pitch on plank. © Sydney Metro.

Cleaning the Barangaroo Boat

How does one clean a boat?I was once turfed off the side of a working boat in scuba gear, handed a brush and told to not come up till it was clean.…


Barangaroo Boat excavation. Image: Renee Malliaros/Silentworld Foundation for Sydney Metro, 2018.

Finding the Barangaroo Boat

Like a boat on land – musings of a maritime archaeologist on the Barangaroo Boat (terrestrial) dig ‘Want to come along and check out this boat…


Cover: Painting by Keith Shone ‘The Wreck of the Royal Charter’, The Moelfre Partnership

Dunbar & Royal Charter

RUSHIN': DUNBAR & ROYAL CHARTERBOOKENDS TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSH STORY In light of recent commemorations of The Dunbar‘s loss,…


THE COLOURS OF WRECKS

A work of fact by: Irini (Renee) Malliaros and Dr James Hunter (ANMM) This past January, a collaborative research team comprising maritime…