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.
A significant painting with important connections to Tasmania’s convict past has been unveiled at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. In front of a large gathering of Museum members and supporters, our Patron, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania unveiled “The Lady East on the River Mersey” attributed to artist Joseph Heard.
“Paintings of named convict transport vessels are very rare and this work is of…Continue
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.
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,…Continue
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):…Continue