Maritime Museum

Established in 1931, the Museum's collection was originally based around the skeleton of the killer whale Old Tom, which is well steeped in local folklore. The Museum's prime theme is the whaling industry. The secondary theme is general maritime and fishing while the third interest is the timber industry and local social history.Artefacts relating to shore-based whaling, the timber industry, fishing and shipping, lighthouse, some agriculture and numerous domestic items, natural history specimens (skeletons, minerals, fossils) maritime artefacts (shipwreck relics, navigational equipment,...
The European settlement of Norfolk Island was founded in 1788 and the history of the island's European development has strong links to the Colonial development of NSW and Van Dieman's Land. Norfolk Island served as a convict settlement from 1788-1814 and again from 1825-1855 and was noted as a place of extreme punishment. In 1856, after the close of the second penal settlement, Norfolk Island became the home of 194 settlers from Pitcairn Island. These people were the direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers and they brought with them traditions, customs and language derived from their...
The Newcastle Region Maritime Museum is housed within the grounds of Fort Scratchley. Fine examples of small boats, model ships and maritime artefacts are on display together with exhibits relating to Newcastle's port development over the last two centuries. The Museum has an extensive collection of photographs and paintings. The Maritime Museum holds the annual Newcastle Maritime Festival held on the last weekend in January.30,000 shipping photographs, 5000 maritime artefacts and archival material, 2000 library items
The building was formerly the local tourist information centre. Steel frame with brick walls and asbestos sheeting roof. It is situated off the main street and on the bank of the Richmond River. The town library, swimming pool and new tourist facility are adjacent. Just under 18,000 visitors for 1998, mostly from outside the area.The La Balsas raft is the main feature. The collection includes models of naval ships, sailing vessels, merchant shipping and many associated photographs, paintings, uniforms and other militaria.
A community based non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and operation of Australia's, and particularly Sydney's, maritime heritage. It is funded through donations, membership, charter charges and four art unions per year. The museums 1500 membership restore, operate and maintain the museums fleet of heritage vessels.40,000 items (including 75 heritage boats and ships and including 25,000 photographs) and maritime artefacts.
The front building of the Museum was originally used as a house dating from 1842. It is the only remaining house building in the CBD area of Port Macquarie from that era.
All artefacts on display show development from convict beginnings to early settlement from the 1840s. Displays at the museum include; a 'street of shops' depicting life as it was in the 1800s and a prize-winning costume collection. The museum has been in operation for over 40 years and is the winner of awards for best museum.More than 20,000 items collected over a period of 40 years. Artefacts from all aspects of Port...
The Cape Byron Trust manages the Cape Byron Headland Reserve, a NPWS State Recreation Area. This reserve contains a 100-year-old lighthouse and lightkeepers' cottages, an Aboriginal midden site over 1000 years old and significant strands of littoral rainforest.The collection contains regional maritime archives of the Northern Rivers of NSW, including an 1889 "Red Sector" light.
The museum complex consists of four historical buildings: the old Court House, the R.S.L. Hall, Boyd's (fishing) Shed and the Deck House of the drogher 'Terranora'. The museum's collection is housed in the Soldiers Memorial Hall and contains an interesting array of maritime artifacts and photographs.

The old Court House contains the Resource Centre which has a rapidly growing collection of historical material available to the public. The Court House also contains the Photographic Gallery which has an impressive array of old prints of the Tweed and Twin Towns area.The museum's...
The Museum of Tropical Queensland displays artefacts from the HMS Pandora, wrecked on the northern Great Barrier Reef in 1791 after capturing fourteen Bounty prisoners from Tahiti. It also houses a life-size replica of the Pandora bow. Other highlights are an interactive Science Centre, a brilliant selection of the world's best Coral collection from the Great Barrier Reef. Other major research collections are of marine mammals, dinosaur fossils and deep-sea animals from North Eastern Australia. Several displays in the museum focus on artefacts of indigenous people of the tropics, as well as...
The Cooktown Museum is a museum of maritime history with a focus on Cape York/Torres Strait Islands and the surrounding regions. The museum's collection is a tribute to seafaring men who brought civilisation to the Far North. The pioneering history, the gold rush, early cyclones, early discovery, shipping and Chinese migration are just some of the themes depicted in the museum's collection.The collection consists of over 300 photographs and newspaper cuttings; 600 marine specimens including a shell collection; 11 model ships; 5 anchors; 2 gold skips; 8 canoes and other maritime memorabilia.
Housed in the Pier Marketplace, the museum contains a large collection of historic shipwreck relics from many ships, including relics of the famous "Pandora"; relics from Cook's "Endeavour"; and continuous films of Ben Cropp's adventures.Estimate over 1,000 items. Historical relics from shipwrecks on the North Eastern Australian coast. Maritime diving displays, undersea simulation, Ben Cropp's Wild Australia series videos run continuously. Relics and displays related to shipwrecks of Yongala, Pandora, Purpoise, Cambus Wallace, Aahrus, Eastern Argosy, Sun, Titanic, Batavia...
Ship models; SS Yongala, HMS Pandora, USS Lexington, HMAS Albatross, HMAS Australia I, Ariel, Port of Townsville, HMAS Townsville and many more. Bay Rock Lighthouse, Wharton Reef Light Piermaster's Office, Wharf Clock Tower, Pearl Diving equipment, Shipwreck artefacts, Photographs, Books, Lifeboats, Marine Radios, Maritime artefacts.
Maritime objects from a 2 000 Tonn warship to a 1744 navigation book.10,001-50,000
Following a major refurbishment, Reef HQ reopened in July 2002. Reef HQ is operated by the great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to enhance community understanding, appreciation, experience of and support for the Great Barrier Reef and the Marine Park.

Reef HQ provides visitors with an accessible, realistic and educational coral reef experience where the principal attraction is a 2,500,000 litre living coral reef ecosystem exhibit separated by a walk through tunnel featuring a Predator exhibit with a recreation of the SS Yongala, one of the world's top wreck dives. Over 1800m2...
Maritime museum - workplace of Finnish sailor who built wooden fishing boats and dinghies in the old traditional way - large collection of sailing ship (Wild Jammer) Photo's - Fishing Photo's old wooden boats (one 100 years old) - General maritime artefacts and yachting history.2,700 items, including approximately 200 photographs 100 year old Ketch, Ex WW2 Army Tow (Tug) Boat.
The museum is housed in the Hog Bay School building, the third school to be built on the site (1922). The first room you enter is the Maritime Room, this displays the history and shipwrecks of Kangaroo Island. The School Porch houses the displays of schooling. The Schoolroom has displays on Early Settlers, including aboriginal women, agriculture, industry, communications and social and domestic life are portrayed.2,000 items, 700 photographs. The displays are organised in such a way that the visitor quickly gains a feel for the history of Kangaroo Island, especially maritime, education, early...
Port Victoria, the last of the windjammer ports, boasts a Maritime Museum featuring the grain trade and sailing ship era, with its numerous shipwrecks.
This museum has developed specialised tours of Port Macdonnell in conjunction with the museum visit. The museum displays are informative, well set out and easy to read, and include over 600 photographs. A museum guide will join a group and explain the local highlights.Many items from the 30 ships wrecked along the coast plus details of visiting ships and lost ships along the coastline. Covering three sections; "The Shipwreck Coast" including 30 wrecks and details of 15 other shipping mishaps, artefacts from several shipwrecks, "Port Macdonnell the Trading Port" with...
A local and social history museum depicting the heritage of Wallaroo. Main themes: copper mining and smelting period (1861-1923) History of the port of Wallaroo since 1861. General local history - sport, entertainment, industry, civic affairs and religion. Located in the first post office building 1865-1910. Has been Museum building since 1975.Over 3,000 exhibits depict the Industrial, Mining, Smelting, Maritime and Social History of the port of Wallaroo. The Museum is also home to the former Tipara Reef Lighthouse (1877-1996) Re-located to the Museum in 2001.
The Whyalla Maritime Museum consists of the former HMAS Whyalla, museum building and garden. The museum presents the usual history of the four World War Two corvettes built in Whyalla, BHP shipbuilding industry, natural history and maritime heritage of the upper Spencer Gulf.Maritime and naval history, WWII memorabilia, industrial history and marine biology. Around 2,000 objects. 650 tonne WWII warship, 13 tonne fishing vessel, AA Bofor gun and shark cage.

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