Kay Cottee - First lady

Remarkable: Stories of Australians and their boats

Exploring Australians love of boats

Australia's history is populated with maritime-related stories. With over 1,000 rivers and a coast that stretches for more than 36,000 kilometres, it is no surprise that Australia abounds with stories of people who have lived and worked on the water.

This exhibition presents some of those stories, exploring the remarkable connections between people and their boats.

About the exhibition

Remarkable is a panel exhibition presented by the museum and the Australian Maritime Museum Council (AMMC) and is the result of a national project with workshops held across the country. Thirty-four stories were nominated by maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia, with 12 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.  

Remarkable provides an opportunity for regional audiences to hear national and local stories, with many host venues displaying objects from their own historic collections in conjunction with the panel display.

The banner display is currently on an 18-month national tour across regional Australia.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact touringexhibitions@sea.museum or call (02) 9298 3777

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program