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RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident
Reflections ferry wharf ANMM

15 Mar 2021

Apply for funding MMAPSS Grants and Internships 2021

08 Mar 2021

Ocean Trailblazers: Celebrating International Women's Day

31 Jan 2021

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

18 Jan 2021

Biennial maritime history prizes: The winners

12 Jan 2021

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander's legacy

31 Dec 2020

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03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster
The second pilot steamer  Captain Cook (II) was designed by W D Cruikshank and built at Mort’s Dock & Engineering Company in 1892. Used as a naval training ship during World War II, it was scuttled off Sydney in October 1947. Photographed c 1920 by William James Hall. ANMM Collection ANMS1092[015] Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford

07 Aug 2020

'Not all beer and skittles': Sydney Harbour pilotage