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.

Spirit figures from Arnhem Land

14 Feb 2018

A contemporary Aboriginal artwork has links to the cosmology of the people of Arnhem Land and to their relationships with their Makassan neighbours from Indonesia.

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Container

01 Nov 2017

The box that changed the world. Seaborne trade accounts for 90% of all global trade and it relies on a humble steel box. Do you know the story behind this revolution?

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Lucky Ship

16 Oct 2017

USS Helm was the ‘The Galloping Ghost of the Queensland Coast’ during World War II, earning 11 battle stars with no casualties or injuries to her crew.

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Pompeii and the Roman Navy

04 Apr 2017

A heroic ancient rescue attempt: How Pliny the Elder led the Roman navy on a voyage to save the people of Pompeii during the cataphoric eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

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Bombing of Darwin

19 Feb 2017

Remembering 75 years since the Bombing of Darwin - the first attack by Japanese forces on the Australian mainland after Australia had officially declared war on Japan in 1941.

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