Aussie STEM Stars: Maddy McAllister: Shipwreck Detective | Author: Deb Fitzpatrick
Maddy spent her early years in the Northern Territory before her family moved back to Western Australia. Maddy?s love of the sea and everything in it was nurtured by her beloved grandfather who would take her fishing and snorkelling in the ocean off Busselton, south of Perth. On these trips he would regale her with his many stories of shipwrecks around the coast and share his great curiosity in the natural and human-made world.
Still only a 14-year-old teenager and already a certified SCUBA diver, her passion for maritime archaeology in particular, was sparked by a lecture she attended in Busselton where her family had finally settled. A maritime archaeologist from the Museum of Western Australia in Perth told the gathering the story of the shipwreck of a cargo ship Georgette, that occurred in 1876, south of Busselton. At great risk to themselves, two courageous young people who lived in the area, Indigenous man Sam Isaacs and 16-year-old Grace Bussell, rode their horses into the boiling surf to rescue survivors.
Dr Maddy McAllister is now the Senior Curator of Maritime Archaeology at Queensland Museum Network and is based in the Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville. Her PhD research was on the notorious Batavia shipwreck of 1629 in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands of Western Australia.
19.8 x 12.9cm
Hello Sydney! an Adventure Around the Harbour City | Author: Megan McKean
Hello, Sydney! is a charming introduction to the harbour city for young children. Six cheeky seagulls set out early in the morning to explore Sydney and stop in to 15...
Deluxe Gift Wrapping
Our team are experts in gift wrapping and we can deliver your gifts beautifully wrapped in our shimmering copper or silver paper and all tied up in with luxe MCA grosgrain...
Hirameki: Draw What You See | Author: Peng & Hu
Hirameki - meaning 'brainwave' or 'flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something...