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Images left to right: excavation Mountain Maid (1841-1856); H.M.S. Pandora (1779) cannon 'six pounder'; artificial seagrass matting stabilisation William Salthouse (1824-1841).
Photos courtesy Heritage Victoria's, Maritime Heritage Unit.
Pandora photo courtesy Peter Harvey, MHU.
|stablished in 1978, the Maritime Archaeology Association of Victoria (MAAV) is an association of dedicated divers, historians and archaeologists actively involved in recording Victoria's maritime heritage.
The MAAV works closely with Heritage Victoria's Maritime Heritage Unit (MHU) in researching, surveying, cataloguing, conserving and promoting our maritime past.
Projects across Victoria are organised regularly. This results in a large amount of work and data collection within a short period of time culminating in published reports.
Some of the many projects (see Project Index) by members include:
MAAV members in conjunction with the MHU have participated in the following state funded projects:
The MAAV has been actively involved with interstate shipwreck programs such as:
The association actively promotes the Australasian Institute For Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) in conjunction with the Nautical Archaeological Society United Kingdom (NAS). Courses over several levels with this institute lead towards internationally recognised certification. This knowledge is utilised within the MAAV to pursue and complete local projects.
The association has access to a vast information database. This includes access to professional maritime archaeologists, universities, the Historic Shipwreck Advisory Committee, and the Maritime Heritage Unit of Victoria. The association has interstate and overseas affiliations.
What we need
If our many and varied activities interest you, please feel free to attend any MAAV meeting or scheduled activity as a visitor and our guest.
Annual General Membership $30.00, Student $25.00, Family $35.00
The MAAV is continuing strongly, and has had many past projects for example the Eivion.
If you wish to learn more about the MAAV, Contact Us: