Hobart Workshop February 2019

Thank you to AMMC members who attended the

Regional Workshop in Hobart

In the run-up to Hobart’s 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, an AMMC Workshop was hosted by the Maritime Museum of Tasmania in Hobart on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February 2019.

And what better theme for the Workshop than Australians and their boats - What floats your boat? Remarkable stories of Australians and their vessels, the next AMMC/ANMM Travelling Exhibition. Plenty of delegate Workshop interaction and the chance to learn about writing for exhibitions and target audiences.

ALL THE WORKSHOP DETAILS AND THE PROGRAM HERE

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And here’s a flavour of AMMC Regional Workshops - read about the October 2018 Echuca event, held in paddle steamer territory

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Thank you to AMMC members who attended the

Regional Workshop in Echuca 

18-19 October 2018
 

What a wonderful place to hold a Workshop!  Echuca lived up to all expectations; the place, our hosts, the hospitality, the organisation.

A very big thank you to Mesh Thomson and her team at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, our guides on the various tours, and to Dot Hammond and Margaret Hart from the Echuca Historical Society. But above all, thank you to all our members who for took part and shared in the lively discussions, helping to demonstrate once again the value of AMMC’s Regional Workshops.

WHAT’S NEXT?

SUBMERGED

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks project. The Submerged Digital Archive is hosted by the AMMC website.

An exceptional number of AMMC Members (n=51) read and voted on the stories. A joint AMMC/ANMM Review Panel used these results with the criteria for evaluation to select the final stories for the display. There were so many excellent stories, we had to add an additional banner! We would now like to announce the final 14 stories for Submerged:

Thank you to the AMMC Membership for your support in making this project such a success. Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks will tour nationwide from 2018-2020. There are still a number of ways to participate in Submerged, so please register your interest as a host venue via our Bookings tab.

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Hobart AMMC workshop and Wooden Boats Festival

Posted by Britt Gow on February 8, 2019 at 21:49 0 Comments

Thanks to AMMC and the Tasmanian Maritime Museum for hosting the workshop in Hobart over the past couple of days. It was lovely to meet so many members with interesting stories about our diverse maritime history. My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Hobart and had a wonderful time at the wooden boat festival. 

I look forward to sharing my story for the “What floats your boat” touring exhibition and reading other stories from coast to coast. 

My first workshop

Posted by Ian Stevens on February 23, 2018 at 17:32 0 Comments

As a brand new member of the Australian Maritime Museums Council, I would like to convey my thanks to all those involved in the staging of the Sydney based workshop "Navigating Restoration" at the Australian National Maritme Museum/Sydney Heritage Fleet, over the past two days.

I have been a volunteer tour guide at the ANMM for a little over 8 years and being a bit of a history buff (but certainly no expert) I am glad to have found another channel within which to learn,…

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Polmaise Reef Pinch Point

Posted by Submerged on September 1, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Polmaise Reef wrecks



Nationality:
Various—mostly British, one German

Vessel type: Schooner, brigs, barques and a barquentine

Date lost: 1866-1900

Cause of loss: Foundering on coral reef

Number of Casualties: Unknown

Discovery date (if applicable):…

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Aboriginal people risk their lives to save the crew of the Rover

Posted by Submerged on August 21, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

The Rover wreck exposed 1901



Nationality:
Australian

Vessel type: Schooner

Date lost: 13 October 1841

Cause of loss: Anchored in wrong area

Number of Casualties: 11 buried

Discovery date (if applicable): N/A

Location/water…

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