US shipbuilding activities at American River, South Australia: Finding significance of “place” in the maritime cultural landscape

Claire P. Dappert

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes
EditorsBen Ford
PublisherSpringer
Pages247--266
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-8210-0
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameWhen the Land Meets the Sea

Keywords

  • ISAS

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