The Foundation works primarily through and with respected public institutions such as the National Maritime Museum of Australia and The University of Sydney for major projects, although many smaller initiatives are undertaken alone or with other partners.


The Foundation’s interest is purely historical and academic with a view to furthering our nation’s knowledge of its maritime past. The Foundation does not participate in or support shipwreck hunting for financial gain and its objectives are purely philanthropic.


As the Foundation carries out research and exploration activities in very remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea and Torres Straits, we try to help the local communities with which we come into contact. This assistance can include medical help, the provision of educational material, radios and communication equipment, training and other benefits.