Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Archaeological watching brief for new Maritime Museum Site-Forrest Landing, Victoria Quay, Fremantle

Author/s C. Souter

Year of publication 2000

Report Number: 150

In July 2000, the author was requested to conduct an archaeological watching brief at the site of the new maritime museum proposed at Forrest Landing at the south western end of Fremantle Harbour. The program was conducted over July and August 2000. A detailed literature search was conducted in order to ascertain the extent of the potential archaeological resource and a presence was maintained onsite throughout all earthworks. In addition to site monitoring program, a record was maintained and a representative collection of materials made. This report details those events and contains a catalogue of the objects recovered. Recommendations are made for preservation and presentation of a portion of the original headland and for exhibition of materials recovered.