Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ALAF Geographe Bay

Author/s W. van Duivenvoorde

Year of publication 2011

Report Number: 250

In 2008, the Maritime Archaeology Program at Flinders University was awarded funding from the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships program to bring eleven mid-career professionals involved in maritime archaeology from the Asia-Pacific region to Australia for a 6-week intensive training program in underwater cultural heritage management.

From mid-January to March 2009, fellows from Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines took two intensive graduate topics and participated in maritime archaeology field school of Flinders University’s Maritime Archaeology Program. Their curriculum continued with a two-week placement or internship at a museum, underwater cultural heritage agency, or related organization. With the ALA Fellowship program, the Maritime Archaeology Program of Flinders University intended to establish “sustained leadership in building an integrated maritime archaeology program and for teaching excellence using an innovative curriculum including work-integrated learning to produce job-ready graduates” (Staniforth 2008:69).