Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

The Maritime Archaeological Resource at Arthur Head. A report for the Arthur Head Conservation Plan

Author/s C. Souter and M. McCarthy

Year of publication 1998

Report Number: 145

Acting under a brief requiring them to identify and assess siles of maritime archaeological significance at Arthur Head, staff of the Western Australian Maritime Museum provide a synthesis of existlng primary and secondary documentation pertaining to the maritime sites in the region and seek to describe maritime and historical archaeological remains as part of the Arthur Head Reserve Conservation Plan. In doing so they examine the relationshIp of the physical remains at Arthur head in light of the maritime significance of the area. The relative cultural heritage significance of each maritime archaeological site is assessed utilising the cri teria adopted by the Heritage Council of Westem Australia in 1996. This document also addresses present conservation issues, where relevant, and makes recommendations accordingly.