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.

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

17 Jul 2019

Bad Reputation: William Bligh in Popular Culture
Postcard depicting a painting of the mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh adrift from the Bounty, before 1816, ANMM Collection Gift from Rhonda Coleman, ANMS1140[037]

14 Jun 2019

A mutiny and a mystery
Mr Bligh's Bad Language, by Greg Dening

13 Jun 2019

Problematic Profanity: William Bligh's Bad Language
Heroes of Colonial Encounters - William Bligh, © Helen S Tiernan 2017, ANMM Collection 00055148

13 Jun 2019

William Bligh 101 – who was he and why should we care?
Jonesy

29 Apr 2019

The spirit of adventure
A regular blog from the Endeavour crew was they sail.

03 Feb 2019

HMB Endeavour voyaging: Sydney to Hobart
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

30 Jan 2019

Ghost nets
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.

09 Jan 2019

Operation Jaywick