The latest issue of the Newsletter (Vol. 32, No. 2) is available for download from the AIMA website at http://www.aima-underwater.org.au/newsletters/. Here's a summary of its contents:
- Abrolhos Islands Fieldwork, by Nicolas Bigourdan, an overview of the fieldwork conducted by the Western Australian Museum and colleagues in the Houtman Abrolhos in April and May.
- AIMA Officer Reports features a President's report from acting president Wendy van Duivenvoorde on her attendance of the UNESCO Scientific and Technical Advisory Board meeting in Paris and AIMA's full accreditation as a supporting NGO. AIMA Secretary Maddy Fowler provides more details on the 2013 AIMA Conference and AGM, including the AGM Agenda.
- Australasian News, including:
- An extensive work update from NSW Heritage Branch on the many projects and events that they have participated in during the first half of the year
- A report on fieldwork conducted on Norfolk Island in February and March.
- Updates from Northern Territory on tracking the telegraph cable in Darwin Harbour and inclusion of the Darwin Harbour WWII Degaussing Range on the NT Heritage Register.
- A report from Flinders University (SA) on the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP), the Butuan Boat recording and excavation project in the Phillipines and other goings on.
- Heritage Victoria's Maritime Unit reports on site monitoring and recent artefact additions to the Queenscliffe Museum.
- Project updates from MAAV on the Great Port Melbourne Survey Project and survey work on Water Witch, Result, Eleutheria and Tommy Dodd.
- Conference News includes announcements and information on the 2013 AIMA Conference in Canberra, ODEX 2013 in Sydney, the ASHA 2013 Conference in Parramatta, and the 2014 SHA conference in Québec, Canada.
Thanks to all the contributors for the great material. Be sure to download your copy today and enjoy the read!