Lecture & Book Launch
Meet The Shipwreck Hunter: part detective, part historian and part deep ocean adventurer.
David Mearns is one of the world's most pre-eminent shipwreck hunters.
He has found some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks, from the deep-water searches that led to him solving the 66-year mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the final resting place of the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood, to the shallow reefs of a remote island that revealed the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco de Gama's 16th century fleet.
Join David for an intimate evening of stories of the mighty ships that sank - and of the deep-water detective work to find them: from the man who found them.
David Mearns will also be launching his new book, The Shipwreck Hunter, of which early copies will be available.
The Shipwreck Hunter details the extraordinary techniques, the painstaking research and the mid-ocean stamina and courage needed to find a wreck kilometres beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies.
Part detective story, part history and part ocean adventure, it's a unique insight into a hidden, underwater world.
Join us for an evening of insights, that also includes a glass of wine and canapés.
Date: Thursday 27 July 2017, 6 – 8pm
Costs: Members $45, Non-members $55
Includes two hour lecture, a glass of wine and canapés.
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