Michael McCarthy’s book Shipwreck’s of Australia’s West Coast has been named amongst one of six shortlisted books in the WA History category.
Paul Longley’s Stories from the West End was also shortlisted in the same category.
Professor McCarthy said he was ‘delighted’ with the shortlist.
‘The book is a departure from our normal academic works and is intended for the enjoyment of the public,’ he said.
‘It includes a new range of shipwreck maps and complements the WA museum’s exhibitions and website as well as containing the pick of our photographic collection.’
‘In my opinion the book is a triumph for our publications department,’ he said.
The winner will be announced on September 16.