An Aussie STEM Stars book
Maddy’s love of the sea and everything in it was nurtured by a wild early childhood in the Northern Territory and her beloved grandad, who would take her fishing and snorkelling in the ocean off Busselton, Western Australia.
On these trips he would regale her with stories of shipwrecks and share his great curiosity in both the underwater world and in ancient civilisations. By the age of 14, Maddy was a certified SCUBA diver and had a fascination for archaeology.
Her passion for exploring shipwrecks was sparked by the heroic story of two teenagers who, in 1876, saved most of the survivors of a shipwreck off the Margaret River coast in southwest WA, by courageously riding their horses into roiling surf to rescue them.