To publish, network and distribute curriculum materials for Marine Educators as well as promote the need for conservation and management of the sea.
Wet Paper is owned by Bob and Paula Moffatt who after 50 years teaching and publishing decided to retire in 2020 at the age of 70. HOWEVER, in 2022 the 6th Edition of Snorkelling hard copies finally ran out and with COVID and old age setting in, Bob decided to do a complete rewrite and create the Safe Snorkelling series. Publications are sold direct from this web site with hard copy books sent once a week.
The Moffatt Group Australia Pty Ltd
ACN: 086 521 084
Trading as: Wet Paper Publishers and Consultants
ABN: 81 086 521 084
Phone: 0418 769 790
Office: 32 Michel Drive Currumbin, Queensland 4223
Post: PO Box 540 Coolangatta 4225
Publications and consultancy
Wet Paper has has played a pivotal role in the development of marine education in Australia and the South Pacific publishing 112 books, worksheets, study guides and teacher resources.
The publishing house has provided consultancy advice to Education Queensland, the Qld Board of Secondary School Studies, UNESCO, Gold Coast City Council, Department of Primary Industries WaterWise Queensland,, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Sea World, Marine Safety Queensland as well as pro bono work for Surfrider Foundation and Marine Education Associations from around Australia.
It is hoped this legacy project will continue to foster a love of the sea and inspire students of the future to pursue careers in aquatic studies and marine science.
Wet Paper has exclusively printed and developed web-based materials in Australia using Brisbane and Gold Coast based printers.
About Bob and Paula
Bob holds a B.Sc., Dip Ed., and a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Queensland. After his first appointment at Kingaroy SHS in 1972, he went on to become Head of Science at Gladstone and Benowa High schools. In 1989 he left teaching to found Wet Paper Publications where he continued in his role as writer, publisher and educational consultant till 2020.
Paula holds a B.A., Diploma in Teaching from the University of Qld and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Cross University. She first taught at Beenleigh SHS, then Cavendish Road before moving to a lecturing position at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE where she progressed to Associate Director in the Business Faculty. In 2001 she joined Bob in her role as financial controller and company advisor till 2020.