Maritime archaeologists are appealing for public help to track down part of an historic shipwreck which washed ashore in Geraldton during last week’s storms.
The WA Museum was alerted to the discovery of the 3.5 metre timber frame by a local resident who stumbled across it on Glenfield Beach.
The relic, believed to be from a mid-19th century shipwreck was removed before it could be retrieved and positively identified by the museum.
The museum’s regional manager, Catherine Belcher, says anyone with information on the whereabouts of the item is urged to call the museum.
“The more that the ocean reveals to us … the more the maritime archaeologists and conservators and historians are able to piece together that really rich and diverse history that we’re fortunate to have hear on our mid-west coast and of course the Abrolhos Islands as well,” she said.