Maritime Museum Excursion

Year 9 Forensic Archaeology recently ventured out to visit the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The students actively participated in a workshop on marine archaeology and underwater conservation techniques, which was led by a curator named Al. During this time they became acquainted with artefacts from a number of ships including the Dunbar, the Sirius and the Endeavour. They also learnt about the difficulties associated with identifying, recovering and preserving items from historical wrecks.
The visit ended with a tour of the museum and a walk around the destroyer, HMAS Vampire. Many students were surprised by the cramped conditions experienced by sailors whilst  aboard this ship.
Overall, the students enjoyed the day out learning in an alternative and stimulating environment.
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