The maritime archaeology of immigration

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"Ultimately maritime archaeology seeks to provide information about the way in which people lived in past times whether this is through technological, economic, social or cultural information. Maritime Archaeology in Australia operates in an extremely well documented time frame - a quintessentially 'historical' period. The interaction between history and maritime archaeology has many subtle and varied effects on the day-to-day operations of practitioners in maritime heritage preservation and cultural resource management. This paper considers three books which discuss different aspects of public history and heritage management which are relevant to the practice of maritime archaeology. It argues that cultural heritage practitioners need to reflect on what they do, why they do it and how their work fits into the the larger context of our constructions of the past."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalThe Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Maritime archaeology
  • Immigration
  • Australia -- History
  • Cultural heritage


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