Night Talk: Tales of the lost Spanish colonies of the Solomon Islands
Few Australians realise that Spanish explorers mounted three expeditions to find the fabled Great Southern Land – in 1568, 1595 and 1606 – and along the way established colonies in the Solomon Islands. Join archaeologist Dr Martin Gibbs as he presents his recent work on the evidence of these failed settlements, including a ‘mystery’ Spanish site that may indicate the fate of Alvaro de Mendaña’s lost galleon, Santa Isabel.
About the speaker Dr Martin Gibbs is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology… Show more
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