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The Society was formed in 2000 by a group of history enthusiasts that were
· To enhance the pre-colonial maritime history of Western Australia by adding another two hundred years to its record and to make this history extensively known, and
· To investigate information concerning evidence of shipwreck survivors’ habitats on Australian soil and the extent to which survivors made contact with local aboriginal groups, the degree of integration and its effect on aboriginal culture, practices and lifestyle.
· Concerned at the lack of general knowledge about maritime events that took place in the 17th and 18th centuries off and on Western Australia’s (WA) coastline hundreds of years before the settlement of WA in 1829 and
· Interested in finding out what happened to the survivors of Dutch shipwrecks and those marooned on WA soil during that period.
Hence the Society’s two objectives are:
In fulfilling these objectives the Society will be

“Enriching Australian History”

The Society is growing and achieving results in its endeavours to achieve its objectives. Our loyal members have supported these efforts and we invite you to join us in a bid to keep on enriching Australian history.

Membership is $25 (AUD) per annum and members receive the Society's newsletter quarterly.

Tell your friends about us and what we are trying to achieve.

New members, join and pay now.

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Make a donation to the Society to help it achieve its objectives.

Use the membership application form method to join us or renew you membership or to make a donation.

Membership application form (PDF format)

We look forward to hearing from you.

For further information contact:

The Secretary
Tel: +61 (08) 9454 6879

Mission Statement

Enriching Australian History
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