Thursday, November 26, 2009

Historic Shipwrecks Program

Federal Heritage Minister Peter Garrett announced funding for projects that will protect the nation's underwater heritage. A total of 25 projects across Australia will receive funding under the Historic Shipwrecks Program. Projects to receive funding in New South Wales include: historic shipwreck survey recording and monitoring of Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks - continuing investigations at the M24 Japanese midget submarine site and the convict transport shipwreck site of the Hive (1835) and its associated survivor’s camp near Jervis Bay.

For more information on Australia’s shipwreck heritage, visit Historic Shipwrecks.