Michael McCarthy

As the Western Australian Museum’s ‘Inspector of Wrecks’ Michael (Mack) McCarthy was responsible for the assessment of newly-found sites and from 1981 led the Museum’s HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran programs being ‘official observer’ on the 2008 site inspections.Recognized at the subsequent Court of Inquiry as a ‘persistent agitator’ for resolving the mysteries, he was a member of the 2015 re-visitation. An Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame University and Texas A&M University he has published widely in maritime archaeology and maritime history has curated many exhibitions and numerous websites.