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Tempest Talk 2: Shipwreck archaeology in Tasmania

  • 20 Jul 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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  • Accompanied by an adult member

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Artefacts recovered from the Brahmin (Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service)

One of the major themes in TMAG’s Tempest exhibition is shipwrecks. And why not? There are more than 1000 shipwrecks scattered around the Tasmanian coastline. 

The Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery cordially invite you to come along to a talk by Michael Nash on Shipwreck archaeology in Tasmania.

A maritime archaeologist in the Historic Heritage Section of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Mike will present an overview of the work that has been carried out to date, including wrecks such as the Sydney Cove, SS Tasman and Brahmin. Mike has published several books on the subject, including Tasmanian Shipwrecks (there are so many that it is published in two volumes), Sydney Cove and The Bay Whalers, available at the TMAG Shop.

Afterwards there will be a viewing of the Tempest shipwrecks gallery.  

And for those with an interest in Tasmanian maritime history, the TMAG Shop will be open after the talk, offering a 10% discount to Friends members, and the author will be on hand for signings.

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