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.
I'm searching for any surviving artefacts from the historic steamtug Wyola.
She served almost her entire life in Fremantle Harbour from 1912 to 1970, except for service with Royal Navy 1918-1920, when she was requisitioned for service as salvage/rescue tug in the Mediterranean.
The WA Maritime Museum has a number of items on display, including ship's telegraph, life buoy, steam whistle, navigation lamp and 3 auxillary engines, but curiously, none of the precious…Continue
The Australian Society of Marine Artists Inc (ASMA) 2019 National Exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania’s Carnegie Gallery coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and showcases the best examples of the ASMA Members’ artwork, masterfully illustrating the rich maritime heritage, beautiful coastlines and waterways of our nation. …Continue
The link below will take you to a story about Edward Higgs, my Great Grandfather who immigrated to Tasmania, settled and became a boat builder of Tasmanian Ketches.
ROMANCE OF THE MERSEY ESTUARTY
Boat and Ship Building
“Edward Higgs was born in London in 1848, and came to Australia…Continue
Date of Event: 15 July 1967
Vessel type: Fishing boat
Location: Apollo Bay
Suggested title: Lost in the ‘eye of the…Continue