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Re-opening Of The Maritime Museum

Under Southern Skies is one of four exhibitions that will feature at The Australian National Maritime Museum for it’s grand re-opening on June 22nd. Kevin Sumption, CEO and Director explained, “All four exhibitions are part of the museum’s Encounters 2020 program to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s 1770 voyage ‘from the ship’ and ‘from […]

Best Endeavours

by ALEC SMART The voyage of the replica of Captain James Cook’s ship HMB Endeavour, which was scheduled to circumnavigate Australia from March 2020 to mark 250 years since Cook’s April 1770 anchoring in Botany Bay, has been postponed indefinitely. However, many of the nationwide events and displays associated with the cruise will still proceed, […]

BEST FAMILY OUTING

Australian National Maritime Museum The centre of Australia’s maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology – The Australian National Maritime museum has contributed greatly to protecting sea-faring culture and history. Built more than 25 years ago, the Museum sits in Darling Harbour, one of the busiest tourist precincts in the country and the perfect place for […]

ANSEL ADAMS – PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA

Any excuse to have an Ansel Adams exhibition is a good one. The National Maritime Museum’s decision to host the otherwise loosely linked concept of Adams' photographs with water in them, is forgivable. Indeed it is warmly welcomed by photography buffs everywhere. Adams is a hugely iconic figure for photographers. He is renowned for being […]

EAST OF INDIA

It was the world’s first monopoly, a multi-headed hydra whose tentacles reached into every corner of the globe. It was the East India Company and its tendrils stretched as far as the penal colony of New South Wales. In those years Sydney women wore dresses made from Indian cloth, they ate food grown on Indian […]