The Kenneth McPherson Memorial Lecture 2012 - Presented in association with the Australian Association for Maritime History (AAMH)
Head of Maritime Archaeology, WA Museum
Kenneth McPherson was instrumental in establishing the first Indian Ocean maritime archaeological research project. In 1991 Ken held discussions with Professor Senake Bandranayke, Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) in Colombo, and through this dialogue was able to persuade the Institute to organise a training programme in the World Heritage port of Galle to be conducted by the Department of Maritime Archaeology at the Western Australian Museum. This initial programme has evolved towards the present day and has resulted both in the discoveries of new and exciting wreck sites and also in the training of a core team of Sri Lankan maritime archaeologists.
Join Jeremy Green as he tells this story of international cooperation and research promoting maritime archaeology across the Indian Ocean Rim.
COST: $12 per person. Includes refreshments after the lecture
BOOKINGS: Essential on 9431 8455. Please RSVP by 5.00pm, Wednesday 25 July