Maritime Archaeology Podcasts

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Shipwrecks and Chemistry

01/08/2011 - Gillian O’Shaughnessy talks to Dr Ian McLeod.

© 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Gillian O’Shaughnessy, 720 ABC Perth.

A full transcript for this interview is not currently available. If you would like to request a transcript please email onlineservices@museum.wa.gov.au.

 

Sealing wrecks of the south-coast

17/02/2010 - Eoin Cameron talks to Ross Anderson.

It must have been an incredibly tough life on the islands off the south-coast of WA in the early nineteenth century.

There were some rogues and dodgy characters amongst the inhabitants who were involved in the sealing industry which had spread west after colonies were decimated off the southern, south east and tasmanian coasts.

When finding out about two wrecks off the south coast with Ross Anderson from the WA Museum, we got a peak inside these early West Australians' lives.

© 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Eoin Cameron's Breakfast Program, 720 ABC Perth.

A full transcript for this interview is not currently available. If you would like to request a transcript please email onlineservices@museum.wa.gov.au.

 

An influential and infamous West Australian family

10/02/2010 - Eoin Cameron talks to Michael "Mack" McCarthy.

Charles Broadhurst brought out his pioneering family to Western Australia in the 1860s. Later, in 1871, he purchased the two-masted iron-hulled SS Xantho,
and used it to travel between the North-West of WA and the Swan River Colony amongst other things.

And as Michael 'Mack' McCarthy from the WA Museum told us this morning, the discovery of a wreck like the SS Xantho began the process of discovering the remarkable story of the Broadhurst family.

© 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Eoin Cameron's Breakfast Program, 720 ABC Perth.

A full transcript for this interview is not currently available. If you would like to request a transcript please email onlineservices@museum.wa.gov.au.

 

HMS Sirius

03/02/2010 - Eoin Cameron talks to Myra Standbury.

We've been focusing on shipwrecks each Wednesday morning and have discovered some pretty special stories that are linked to our history.

The HMS Sirius is one of those stories and Myra Standbury from the Western Australian Museum joined us this morning to share it will us.

Photo is courtesy of the Sirius Project and photographer Bill Jeffery.

© 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Eoin Cameron's Breakfast Program, 720 ABC Perth.

A full transcript for this interview is not currently available. If you would like to request a transcript please email onlineservices@museum.wa.gov.au.