Maritime Archaeology and the Big Anchor Project

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Maritime Archaeology and the ‘Big Anchor Project’ by Steve Reynolds   On 19th May 2013, I attended the South Australian Archaeology Society (SAAS) ‘Big Anchor Project’ day at the Birkenhead Tavern, Port Adelaide. SAAS volunteers ran workshops detailing the process of recording an anchor. Although I could only participate for […]

HMS Investigator anchor at SAMM

The Recovery of Two of HMS Investigator’s Anchors

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When Matthew Flinders had finished surveying the southern coast of Australia in 1802, he continued sailing his ship, HMS Investigator northwards in an attempt to chart the rest of the Australian coastline. This became quite impossible for him since the Investigator was badly leaking seawater. In early 1803 Flinders had to sail the Investigator to Timor. […]