Marine Archaeology at the Western Australian Museum
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The Museum Act (1969) gives legal protection to vessels wrecked or stranded before 1900. The Marine Archaeology Department has divided the wrecks into two historical groupings, the presettlement wrecks (1622 to 1829) and the colonial wrecks (1829 to 1900). This articles lists a number of the wrecks found, and describes the field work conducted on the sites to date.
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