WA Shipwrecks – WAM’s Head of Maritime
Robyn Williams, WA Shipwrecks Museum charts early European encounters with Australia, The Science Show, 5 June 2021
During the 1600s many Dutch ships arrived on the Western Australian on their way to the Spice Islands. Some arrivals were planned and orderly. Others less so. Many ships didn’t make it to their destinations with about 1,500 ships were wrecked as they hit reefs, islands or the mainland.
The WA Shipwrecks Museum takes visitors back to the encounters of the first Europeans with Australia. Water was often in short supply. There were famous mutinies, and questions remain about contact with Indigenous people. Robyn Williams meets Jeremy Green Head of Maritime Archaeology at the Western Australian Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museum whose work has just been acknowledged by the King of The Netherlands.
Head of Maritime Archaeology
Western Australian Museum
WA Shipwreck Museum Fremantle WA
Duration: 8min 56secBroadcast: Sat 5 Jun 2021, 12:02pm