Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Exhibition and Shows

9 Nov 2018 to 13 Mar 2019

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. And South Australia’s Admella and Degei are two of 14 wrecks whose stories will feature in the nationally touring panel exhibition Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history.

Submerged is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council and is the result of a national project with workshops held across the country to develop the exhibition and to source shipwreck stories. 68 shipwreck stories were nominated by 46 maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.

The exhibition is complemented by the Whyalla Maritime Museum’s own rich array of maritime artifacts and displays including items from the Governor Gawler that was wrecked off the Reevesby Island in Spencer Gulf in 1847.
Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks is on a two year national tour across regional Australia. All 68 submitted shipwreck stories are available now on the AMMC website in a digital archive .

FREE School resources available to support classroom activities.


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Event Times

9 Nov 2018 to 13 Mar 2019

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