Australian maritime archaeologists have approached the maritime cultural landscape in a variety of ways, but to date only a few have used the notion of place, or a space ascribed with meaning, to enhance this approach. This chapter will discuss how place gives symbolic meaning to the maritime cultural landscape. Using the case study of the schooner Independence, constructed by the crew of the American ship Union on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, during 1803, this chapter explores the significance of the American presence on Kangaroo Island and the construction of Independence through the notion of place.
|Title of host publication
|The Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes
|Published - 2011
|When the Land Meets the Sea