David Mearns’ Lecture Tour

David Mearns is undertaking an Australian lecture tour of his new book The Shipwreck Hunter.  You’ll see by the blurb that it includes history, human stories and adventure on the high seas, as well as fascinating detective work.  It covers such ships as HMAS Sydney, AHS Centaur, HMS Hood and Vasco da Gama’s 16th century fleet.

The Shipwreck Hunter

Here are the details of David Mearns’ speaking tour:


Queensland Maritime Museum

412 Stanley Street, South Brisbane Q 4101

26 July 2017 to coincide with the launch.

5.30pm to 7pm


RSVP to QMM 38445361, info@maritimemuseum.com.au to assist with planning. 


Australian National Maritime Museum

Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

27 July 2017

6pm to 8pm

Special rate, $35pp incl. glass of wine and canapés

RSVP to Discounted tickets



Club Pavilion, City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

31 July 17

12 noon to 2pm

RSVP to 9944 8876 or memberevents@racv.com.au 

Costs which include a glass of wine and a light lunch are $65.00 for RACV General Members, and $70 for non-members.

Let them know you are Centaur family and they will try to seat you together.


Petition Wine Bar, State Buildings

cnr St Georges Tce & Barrack St, Perth 6000 WA

1 Aug 17

6.30pm to 8pm

1 ticket and 1 book – $55; 2 tickets and 1 book – $80

Order Tickets via link http://statebuildings.com/event/words-wine-shipwreck-hunter/ ;

Enquiries (08) 6168 7780 or enquiries@statebuildings.com                                                                                               


A search of the internet revealed no details for the Geraldton talk.  We imagine this would probably be mainly for HMAS Sydney or Kormoran people, and don’t propose doing any further research unless we get a request from our members.

We suggest that when you have booked your ticket those going to

Brisbane also contact our representative Michael Forrest at mforrest25@hotmail.com

Sydney contact our representative Richard Jones at rich.marg.jones@optusnet.com.au

Melbourne contact our representative Tony Bracken at tonyb6349@me.com 

If you cannot attend the launch or one of the lectures and would like to order a signed copy of the book please let me or one of our representatives know and they will see if that can be arranged.  It would be at the going price (about $32) plus postage.

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