Everything you Need to Know About: Maritime Archaeology

CREMORNE THEATRE, QPAC

Summary

A shipwreck is like a time capsule, providing valuable insights into different eras. However, time and the ocean don’t preserve a wreck in the same condition as it came to rest. How does a maritime archaeologist find, document and re-tell the fascinating stories of Australian shipwrecks? And how do shipwrecks support and contribute to marine biodiversity?

Dr Maddy McAlister and Erika Gress share insights into shipwrecks and the rich history they preserve and the thriving ecosystem of biodiversity they can support.

Anything you don’t find out, you can ask our experts. We’ll be sure to make time for your questions.

 

FEATURING

Maddy McAllister

Maddy McAllister

Speaker

Maddy McAllister

Dr Maddy McAllister is the Senior Curator of Maritime Archaeology at the Queensland Museum Network, based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland campus in Townsville. Her position is co-appointed with...

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Erika Gress

Erika Gress

Speaker

Erika Gress

Erika is a marine scientist whose focus on mesophotic reefs (reefs 30 – 150 depth) began when she joined expeditions with scientist from the University of Oxford, UK, where she...

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Niraj Lal

Niraj Lal

Moderator

Niraj Lal

Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar in 2012 and was named one of the ABC's Top 5...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Behind the scenes with Dr Maddy McAllister | Project DIG

Senior Curator Maritime Archaeology, Dr Maddy McAllister, explores the knowledge held in our State Collection and the importance of bringing our research to the forefront of the museum, allowing visitors to connect with our past.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
History

Maritime Archaeology Loan Kit

Why did the great journeys of exploration occur; and how do we know about the ancient past?

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 4, 7
History

Pandora Gallery

HMS Pandora was the British Royal Navy warship dispatched to the South Pacific in pursuit of the infamous Bounty mutineers. Today, the mutiny on the Bounty remains one of the best-known stories in the history of seafaring.

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Cost

Adults $20

Concession $15

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Location

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Suitable for 15+ years

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