Shipwreck explorer medal

Date: 1/4/2008

Max Cramer who helped find the wrecks of the

Batavia


, Zuytdorp

and

Zeewyk

in the 1960s was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to maritime history and the community of Geraldton. Mr Cramer, 73 also co-led an expedition to Kirk Hartog Island in 1998 leading to the discovery of a French coin left by Captain St Alouarn in 1772.

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