Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

Whispers from the deep

11 Nov 2019

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Wireless radio operator, John Brown, kept a journal of his service during WWI. Brown’s journal begins just before the outbreak of WWI and concludes after Armistice.

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Bligh - Hero or Villain? Manipulated Portrait of Rea-Admiral William Bligh. Courtesy of National Library of Australia.

William Bligh at war

05 Nov 2019

Fighting in both the battles of Camperdown (1797) and Copenhagen (1801), William Bligh proved to be a formidable opponent of Britain’s enemies, taking on larger and more heavily armed ships as his military prowess became clear. 

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Workers place concrete reinforcement steel in the Tooma–Tumut Tunnel, part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, 1960. Photographer Don Edwards. ANMM Collection Gift from Barbara Alysen ANMS0215[016]

Snowy stories

17 Oct 2019

Seventy years ago today, the first blast was fired in the town of Adaminaby in southern New South Wales, officially marking the start of construction on Australia’s largest engineering project – the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

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