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Author Australian National Maritime Museum, author

Title 100 stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum / Australian National Maritime Museum
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Pub., 2012
Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  387.50994 Aus/Osf  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly coloured), maps, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- First mariners -- Explorers and settlers -- Migrants and refugees -- Sail and steam -- Serving Australia -- Linked by the sea -- Industry and environment -- Sport and play
Summary From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to the 119-metre Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Vampire, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 130,000 items. Here, the museum's curators reveal the fascinating stories behind many amazing objects, including the fastest vessel in the world (Spirit of Australia), a boat made from 2,000 beer cans, the remarkable Saltwater Collection of bark paintings from Arnhem Land, and surfboards inspired by the Bra Boys and the 2005 Cronulla race riots. They tell of unforgettable people - both famous and lesser known - whose lives have been shaped by the sea
Analysis All Australian Indigenous Material
Maritime history
Ships & boats - general interest
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Also available online
Subject Australian National Maritime Museum.
Maritime museums -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Discoveries in geography -- Australian -- Anecdotes
Maritime museums -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Museum exhibits -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Museum exhibits -- Australia.
Naval museums -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Navigation -- History -- Anecdotes.
Navigation -- History -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Author Australian National Maritime Museum.
LC no. 2013433291
ISBN 1742233201 (paperback)
9781742233208 (paperback)
Other Titles One hundred stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum