A UNESCO UNITWIN Network workshop in 3D-Modelling and Interpretation for Underwater Archaeology is being held at Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park, South Australia from 24th-26th November 2016. It is being held in the new Digital Archaeology Lab, a state of the art facility optimised for 3D computer applications in archaeology.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
43 YEARS AGO, two anchors lost by Matthew Flinders in 1803 were located in Goose Island Bay on 14th January 1973 by members of the Underwater Explorers Club of SA. The anchors were both raised up by the lighthouse ship Cape Don on 19th January 1973. They have now been preserved and restored. The best bower anchor is now located at the SA Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide. The stream anchor was placed in Canberra along with an anchor from James Cook’s Endeavour.
South Australia's Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Compliance Unit Manager, Adrian Robb says, “It’s important that boats keep away from wrecks like the Zanoni, as they are very delicate and can easily be damaged by anchors, ropes, chains and fishing lines. Six people were fined in November after being caught fishing on the Zanoni, and another 11 similar cases are pending.” He says that water and aerial patrols were being conducted in the area to ensure that fishers and boaters were respecting the rules. “The maximum fine for being found in a historic shipwreck protected zone without a permit is $1250,” he said. Anyone caught fishing in a marine park sanctuary zone faces a $315 expiation, but serious and repeat offenders can be fined up to $100,000. Download the SA Recreational Fishing Guide app for accurate information on the location of marine park sanctuary zones.
Video footage of two Curtin University Research Week 2015 presentations regarding the HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran is now available online. The video is titled 'Two Ships Project' and can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQS-RuFYGM .