Naval Dockyard Police display at the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island Naval Heritage Collection Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

Naval Dockyard Police display at the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

Today some of the museum’s staff braved the weather conditions to attend the launch of the Naval Historical Society of Australia’s latest documentary film, The History of the Captain Cook Graving Dock. The launch was held in the historic Boatshed building which was built in 1890 and is now part of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Garden Island. As the rain pattered the roof of the old Boatshed, we heard senior officers of HMAS Kuttabul as well as members of the Society convey their passion for the site, as well as outline how Captain Cook Graving Dock remains an integral part of Australia’s maritime history. After the launch, my colleague Penny Hyde and I were treated to an interesting (and choppy) voyage back to the museum, aboard the museum’s RAN launch, MB 172. Thanks go to the Naval Historical Society of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy for such a well hosted event. Check out my photographs below and also our instagram feed for some more photographs from the day! Nicole Cama

Christmas picnic signs at the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

Ship’s model the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

Documentary launch at the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

‘Quiet Please!’
The Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

Tools at the Boatshed, RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island
Naval Heritage Collection
Photographer Nicole Cama, ANMM

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Nicole and Penny

Nicole Cama and Penny Edwell (the artist formerly known as Penny Hyde) work as Digital Curators at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. We blog about events, people and most importantly - the museum's collection. We hope to open up the museum's collection to virtual visitors, blow off the dust and reveal some of the wonderful objects and stories held in the archives and storage rooms of the museum.

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