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Amateur whaling, or a tale of the Pacific

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Baby and a dog on a sailing ship

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Burning of the barque INDIA

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Carte des Indes Orientale

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SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA

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Swimming Gala poster featuring Beatrice Kerr

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Make your own marine creatures

24 Nov 2014

Since September 2014, museum staff and visitors have been working with Ghost Nets Australia to create a large coral bombora (or ‘bommie’) sculpture out of ghost nets and marine debris.

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Researching your family's child migrant history

11 Nov 2014

The museum’s travelling exhibition On their own – Britain’s child migrants recently commenced a tour to the UK, opening at Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock. The exhibition traces the history of the government-sponsored schemes that sent more than 100,000 unaccompanied children from Britain to Commonwealth countries between the 1860s and 1960s.

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Surviving Emden

07 Nov 2014

For the anniversary of the Battle of Cocos 100 years ago, the museum is displaying a collection of material associated with the World War I German raider SMS Emden that was destroyed by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914.

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Dazzle ship models

04 Nov 2014

Towards the end of World War I large numbers of merchant ships were brightly painted in bizarre geometrical patterns known as ‘Dazzle Painting’ later known as dazzle camouflage. The aim was to thwart German U-boat captains who had been destroying large amounts of shipping.

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A dazzling connection with WWI

17 Sep 2014

On a visit to the Maritime Museum you will undoubtedly walk past the modelmakers’ bench on the way to the main displays. Many people stop and admire the painstakingly slow and intricate work of the museum’s volunteer model making crew.

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Black Sailors – Indigenous service in the navy during WWI?

09 Jul 2014

NAIDOC Week (celebrating National National Aborigines and Islanders Day) is held every second week in July. The NAIDOC theme for 2014 is ‘Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.’ The theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.

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