Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into GCCHM-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management
1a Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1b Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
1c Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1d Admission into GCSM-Graduate Certificate in Screen and Media Production
1e Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production
1f Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1g Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1h Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1i Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1j Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1l Admission into MSMI-Master of Screen and Media Production [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH2004, ARCH2204, ARCH8101 has been successfully completed
Course context

SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for this topic.

Topic description

This topic provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia. The topic will discuss the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian maritime archaeology within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage. Issues covered during the lectures include shipwreck site formation processes, search, survey, recording and excavation techniques, legislation, ethical issues, maritime heritage management and maritime archaeological displays in Australian museums. Case studies include the Dutch VOC ship 'Batavia', the Royal Naval vessels 'Pandora' and 'Sirius' and the colonial period shipwrecks of 'Rapid', 'James Matthews', 'William Salthouse' and 'Sydney Cove'. Students are expected to demonstrate detailed knowledge and advanced understandings of the issues raised during a weekly postgraduate level tutorial.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the principles, theory and practice of maritime archaeology in Australia
  • Discuss and evaluate the legal, ethical, safety, logistical and cultural heritage management issues associated with Australian historic shipwrecks within the general context of Australia's maritime heritage
  • Promote an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to maritime archaeology in Australia
  • Address the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of Australian maritime subcultures and culture in a wider context
  • Develop students' field skills associated with the practice of maritime archaeology in Australia
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Read and critically evaluate Australian maritime archaeological literature
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative and administrative basis for government involvement in maritime heritage protection
  3. Demonstrate their ability to present their views to an audience of their peers
  4. Identify the skills and abilities needed to conduct maritime archaeology in the Australian context
  5. Analyse and evaluate maritime archaeological reports

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

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  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.