historical treasures stolen from old freo jetty - childrens costume jewellery
The pickers are accused of taking artifacts and bottles from the bottom of the historic Fremantle site and stealing WA's maritime history.
The WA Museum says divers have been disrupting the sea floor in order to remove materials from historic docks and swimming bays.
The museum's acting chief executive, Diana Jones, said the causeway was declared a Historic Site in 1988 and was protected under the Washington State Marine Archaeology Act 1973.
Jones MS said: "After the museum's maritime archaeologists investigated the area, Dragon Wharf was considered a historic site and found a large number of objects dating back to the 1840 s.
Thousands of bottles and jars, tableware, coal blocks, sheep bones and other items were investigated and recorded.
Recycled personal items include watches, toys, shoes, clothing jewelry and coins.
During the gold rush in early 1890, the pier was the busiest.
When the original marine terminal was expanded in 1887, it was called the long terminal.
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