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Romance of the Mersey, Torquay, Tasmania late 1800's-early 1900's

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…

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Lost in the ‘eye of the needle’

Veronica and Invictus in AB Harbour. Image courtesy of Colac Historical Society

Date of Event: 15 July 1967

Vessel type: Fishing boat

Location: Apollo Bay

Suggested title: Lost in the ‘eye of the…

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Supplying Lighthouses - A Dangerous Business

Date of Event: Saturday 21st March 1896

Vessel type: Supply boat- Oared

Location: Blanket Bay ( Cape Otway) South West Victoria

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Navy Technicians Use Great Skill After Their Ship Sinks

The motor boat which contained 22 survivors of the…

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Sailors Premonition and Resourcefulness Saves Shipmates After a Sinking

Montagu 27ft whaler being sailed. Imagine the congestion when carrying the Armidale’s whaler 29 souls. (Source HMAS Castlemaine)

Date of Event: NA

Vessel type: Whale boat

Location: Darwin

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Lifeboat rescued by historian!

Marten Syme and Port Fairy lifeboat

Date of Event: 1989

Vessel type: Life boat

Location: Port Fairy

Suggested title: Lifeboat rescued by historian!

 

In 1989, maritime…

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Janet Iles

Janet Iles with pennants flying Cray Kauffs at rear

Date of Event: 1914

Vessel type: Fishing boat

Location: Port Welshpool, Bass Strait and Corner Inlet

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Pioneer Women of the River Country

Date of Event: NA

Vessel type: NA

Location: Lake Alexandrina

Suggested title: Pioneer Women of the River Country

 

“Life is like a boat on the river. Calm days, windy days, rainy days and storms.…

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Keeping Culture Alive - Moogys Yuki

Image from Moogys Yuki, courtesy of Carl Kuddell and Jennifer Lyons

Date of Event: NA

Vessel type: NA

Location: South Australia

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Floody Legends

Glen Davey with dog Amber being rescued by the SES. Picture: Alix Sweeney. Image courtesy of the Townsville Bulletin.

Date of Event: January 2019

Vessel type: Various

Location: Townsville

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My boat, my survival

Date of Event: 1970s

Vessel type: Fishing boat

Location: Vietnam - Australia

Suggested title: My boat, my survival

 

My wife Lan and I were amongst 40 boat people who arrived in Australia on a flimsy,…

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I held the detonator in my teeth!

Z Force Canoe

Date of Event: NA

Vessel type: Folding Canoe

Location: Brisbane

Suggested title: I held the detonator in my teeth!

 

The Queensland Maritime Museum is…

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Good house keeping

The Hegarty’s Ferry Emerald Star is still operational and remains a popular charter vessel. Image: Australian Register of Historic Vessels HV000325 (ANMM).

Date of Event: 1949

Vessel type:…

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Going solo

Kay Cottee aboard Blackmores' First Lady. ANMM collection. Photo by Andrew Frollows.

Date of Event: 1987-88

Vessel type: 37ft Yacht

Location:…

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Battling valiantly with a savage sea

Tom Nelson on the "Shirley", Coffs Harbour, 3 January 1960. Image courtesy of Picture Coffs Harbour

Date of Event: 25 August 1950

Vessel type: 30-foot launch, “Shirley”

Location: South Solitary Island, Coffs Harbour…

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Royal Australian Navy Survival Story

27ft Montagu Whaler (Source HMAS Castlemaine)

Date of Event: December 1942

Vessel type: 27ft Montagu Whaler

Location: Timor Sea 400km from Darwin

Suggested title: Royal Australian Navy…

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He's A Very Naughty Boy!

Wilson Paisley Dinghy. Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Date of Event: N/A

Vessel type: Dinghy

Location: Huon Valley

Suggested title: He's A Very Naughty Boy!.

 

In 1872…

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Row Row Row her boat...

Dinah Wilson rowing her dinghy on her 88th birthday in 1937. Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Date of Event: N/A

Vessel type: Dinghy

Location: Cygnet, Southern Tasmania

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Lifeline

The Cheynes II battling conditions in the waters off the treacherous Albany coast. Credit: Albany’s Historic Whaling Station

Date of Event: N/A

Vessel type: Whaling Ship

Location: Albany, Western…

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Fisherwoman

Taking a break - Claire Webber aboard MFV Tacoma taking tissue samples of Tuna caught in the wild to compare with tuna grown commercially in sea pens of Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula SA.

Date of Event: February 27th 2015

Vessel type: Wooden…

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