Regional Workshop and AGM 18 - 19 October 2018
Vessel Restoration and the River
The next AMMC Workshop will be held in Echuca - Victoria hosted by the Port of Echuca Discovery Center
Come join us for the AMMC Regional Workshop in Echuca, Victoria, on 18 and 19 October 2018.
The theme of the Workshop is Vessel Restoration and the River coupled with a hands-on Workshop to develop the new ANMM/AMMC Travelling Exhibition, Australians and their Boats. The Workshop will feature plenty of delegate interaction, participation, and learning about staging low cost exhibitions.
The Workshop begins on Thursday 18 October with a cruise aboard Paddle Steamer Pevensy from Echuca Wharf, and concludes on Friday 19 October after the AMMC Annual General Meeting and a light working lunch.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Notice of Meeting
Friday 19 October 2018
CLICK HERE for full details of the AGM and nomination form for election of directors to AMMC Board
Thursday 18 October 2018:
Friday 19 October 2018:
The delegate fee has been kept low, and simply covers the costs of the event. The Workshop fee of $50 per person includes, morning and afternoon teas and lunches on Thursday and Friday, plus a cruise aboard the PS Pevensey on Thursday morning and a 'Pubs of the Port' tour in the early evening on Thursday, before an optional dinner.
The optional dinner on Thursday evening at Henry's Bridge Hotel, Echuca, is at an additional cost per person of $40.
Suggested accommodation options are:
• Quest Apartments (Directly across from where workshop will be held) – contact (03) 5481 3900
• Nirebo Motel - (03) 5482 2033 (also across the road)
• Mercure – Port of Echuca (Walking distance) – (03) 5482 5666
Getting there: Echuca is 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne.
Looking ahead, future AMMC Regional Workshops are planned to be held in
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.
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:…Continue
Vessel type: Schooner
Date lost: 13 October 1841
Cause of loss: Anchored in wrong area
Number of Casualties: 11 buried