• Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The ACA WA Branch are fortunate enough to have a number of talented corrosionists amongst our midst. In many cases, they are multi-talented and also invest time and energy in an effort to make the world a better place. Two of these are Allison and Chris Selman, who have created a short film on one of our talented, dedicated and knowledgeable members – Dr Ian MacLeod.

The film is entitled “The Wreck Man – A Life in Decay: Driven by a Passion to Discover the Lost Stories of Shipwrecks” and tells the story of Ian’s life, through the stories of the wrecks he has explored. History lessons, detective stories, ghost stories, war stories and the fight against a coming environmental disaster are all told in Dr Macleod’s inimitable and passionate way.

The WA Branch has been given the opportunity of sharing this short film with our members. Guests will have the opportunity to converse with Dr MacLeod on the work he has performed throughout his life in relation to the conservation of marine wrecks, as well as hear from Allison and Chris on the making of the film and the Major Projects Foundation set up to protect shipwrecks from further degradation.

We’re incredibly excited to invite you to this event and welcome all of our members and their colleagues, coworkers, guests friends and family to this unique evening. We hope you can join us to celebrate the fantastic work of some of our own.

For more information:

About the film: https://filmfreeway.com/thewreckman

About the filmmakers: http://www.glassbottomfilms.com.au/

About Major Projects Foundation: https://majorprojects.org.au/


Directors – Chris and Allison Selman
Allison and Chris Selman are a husband and wife team of subsea corrosion engineers located in Perth, Western Australia, with a passion for diving, history and underwater filmmaking. This is their first documentary.


Subject – Dr Ian MacLeod (AM)

Dr Ian MacLeod is the former Executive Director of the Western Australian Museum, where he worked from 1978-2016 studying corrosion of metals on historic shipwrecks. Ian is a Life Member of ACA (WA Branch) and a Fellow of the Western Australian Museum. In 2020, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his lifetime of work mentoring colleagues in the science of shipwreck conservation. Ian is a two-time P.F Thompson Lecturer and has acted as both the editor of Corrosion and Materials and chair of the scholarship committee of the ACA Foundation. Ian now runs Heritage Conservation Solutions, where he provides conservation solutions related to problems of corrosion and decay of heritage structures and collections, analysis of building microclimates and research into decay mechanisms on Aboriginal rock art.



5.30 – 6.30: Networking Drinks and Nibbles

6.30 – 7.30: Film, Presentation from the Filmmaker’s and Q&A

7.30 – 8.30: Networking Drinks and Nibbles

Guest List

ACA Film Night – The Wreck Man Guest List (as of 11.06.21)

Our Annual Branch Partners

The WA Branch would like to thank our Annual Partners for their support of our Branch

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Venue Phone: (08) 9320 3333

Venue Website:

33 Milligan St, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia

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