Tim Smith OAM showcases a range of projects associated with his work across State Government heritage management in NSW and Victoria, and his extensive 30-year volunteer projects from Turkey to Greece and the Middle East.
Tim will explore the fascinating engineering heritage contained in historic shipwrecks such as the wreck of the Japanese midget submarine M24 at Sydney (1942), coastal freighters lost in armed conflict from WW1 and WW2, and a focus on his ANZAC-focussed survey work in Turkey mapping the underwater cultural landscape at ANZAC Cove and Suvla Bay, the Australian submarine AE2 in The Dardanelles, and more recently the Find the men of AE1 1914 project and their remarkable discovery of that submarine off new Guinea in 2018.
Tim will look at the legacy of Army Engineers at Gallipoli and examine new 3D technologies to accurately map and interpret these fascinating sites.
About the Presenter
Tim is the Director Heritage Operations at the Heritage Division, Office of Environment & Heritage, Sydney.
Delivering all aspects of the NSW Heritage Act 1977, he has an extensive career in State Government Heritage management.
Tim was previously the Director of Heritage
Tim is an active volunteer on international archaeology projects, most recently part of the team that found Australia's first submarine AE1 (1914) off New Guinea.
Past Director-Maritime of the AE2 Commemorative Foundation's examination of the AE2 (1915) submarine near Gallipoli in Turkey (1997-2015); he has led underwater battlefield surveys of WW1 landscapes of ANZAC Cove and Suvla Bay (Project Beneath Gallipoli).
Tim manages the significant WW2 M24 Japanese midget submarine wreck (1942) at Sydney and was awarded a UNESCO Award of Distinction for heritage management, is a Member of ICOMOS Australia, and was recognised with an Order of Australia medal in 2017 for 25+ years service to government heritage administration and maritime heritage.