Ships need the support of navigational and harbour services. These include harbour facilities, lighthouses, pilot stations, customs houses and shipyards. Shipwrecks and the graves of the victims of shipwreck are often evidence of when support services have failed.
Evidence of Aboriginal fishing can be seen in the form of Aboriginal fish traps.
These pages focus on a number of maritime structures and sites types. The keen researcher will find many more examples. In one way or another they have all had an impact on the Australian landscape and Australian culture. You can use the maritime heritage Google maps page to view maritime features by the region in which they are located.
Page last updated: 31 August 2012