Publications

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    The Australian National Maritime Museum’s list of publications includes:

    • ‘biographies’ of the ships in our fleet
    • catalogues of past exhibitions
    • facsimile editions of rare works in our Vaughan Evans Library
    • books on maritime history, immigration, and objects in the museum’s collection
    • a digital facsimile of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour journal.

    Not all of the following publications are in print; for queries, please contact publications@anmm.gov.au.


    100 Stories book

    100 Stories

    Discover 100 wonderful stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum’s collection.

    From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to a Royal Australian Navy destroyer, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 140,000 items. Download, buy or watch this collection of fascinating stories about famous and lesser known people whose lives have been shaped by the sea.

    Buy the book

    Price: $39.95 AUD (incl GST)

    Watch on Youtube

    Get a glimpse into the 100 Stories publication with these 9 videos on Youtube. These intimate tales provide a fascinating insight into the museum collection that has been growing over the past 21 years.

    Selected from a collection of over 100 thousand objects, they show the nature and diversity of the museum and its continuing aspiration of understanding, interpreting and engaging with our rich maritime history and culture.


    Our catalogue

    Not all of these publications are currently in print.

    War at Sea - The navy in WWI by Stephen Gapps
    Published by the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 2014. ISBN 978-0-646-02594-3. 39pp.
    Akarana by Diana Fletcher
    Published for Australian National Maritime Museum by Beagle Press. 72 pp
    A Voyage Around the World by Mary Ann Parker
    Australian National Maritime Series No 1. Facsimile edition published for Australian National Maritime Museum by Hordern House. 215 pp
    Hitting Home: The Japanese Attack on Sydney Harbour by David Jenkins
    Published for Australian National Maritime Museum by Random Century Australia. 96 pp
    The Voyage of the Batavia by Francois Pelsaert
    Australian National Maritime Series No 2. Facsimile of the illustrated 1647 Amsterdam edition Ongelockige Voyagie, Van’t Schip Batavia with an introduction by Martin Terry. Published for Australian National Maritime Museum by Hordern House. ISBN 1 875567 06 2. 204 pp
    An Account of the Discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean previous to 1764 by Alexander Dalrymple
    Australian Maritime Series No 3. Facsimile of the 1767 London edition with a foreword by Dr Kevin Fewster, Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum. Introductory essay by Dr Andrew Cook, British Library. Published for the Australian National Maritime Museum by Hordern House, Sydney, 1996. ISBN 1 875567 13 5 (ISSN 1037-1338). 188 pp. Edition limited to 950 copies.
    Wharfies – A History of the Waterside Workers’ Federation by Margo Beasley
    Published 1996 by Halstead Press in association with Australian National Maritime Museum (72 pp)
    His Majesty’s Bark Endeavour – The story of the ship and her people by Antonia Macarthur
    Published 1997 by Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins in association with Australian National Maritime Museum. ISBN 0 207 19180 8. 96 pp
    A Voyage round the world in His Majesty’s Frigate Pandora by George Hamilton
    Australian Maritime Series No 4. Published for the Australian National Maritime Museum by Hordern House, Sydney, 1998. Facsimile of the rare original edition of 1793; introductory essay by Peter Gesner, Queensland Museum, foreword by His Excellency Alex Allan, British High Commissioner. ISBN 1 875567 22 4 (ISSN 1037-1338). 204 pp, illustrated. Small octavo (220 x 140 mm); hand bound in quarter cherry Scottish calf. Edition limited to 950 copies.
    HMAS Vampire at the Australian National Maritime Museum by Lindsey Shaw
    Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 1999. ISBN 0 642 51867 X. 32 pp, colour illustrations
    Captains Cook’s Endeavour Journal 1768–71
    National Library of Australia and Australian National Maritime Museum, 1999. Digital facsimile of 700-page journal, J C Beaglehole edited transcript
    Mirror of the Australian Navigation by Jacob Le Maire
    Australian Maritime Series No 5. Luxury facsimile edition of the 1622 Spiegel der Australische Navigatie, Le Maire’s account of his discovery of the Cape Horn route to the Pacific with Schouten. Published for the Australian National Maritime Museum by Hordern House, Sydney, 1999. ISBN 1 875567 25 9 (ISSN 1037-1338). 196 pages, with 15 illustrations. Foolscap (302 x 196 mm) printed on Raleigh Oxford cream paper; hand bound in quarter alum-tawed goatskin with marbled paper sides. Edition limited to 900 copies.
    Australia’s Immigrants: Convicts and Early Settlers (1788–1850) by Kieran Hosty
    Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6224 2 X. 48 pp, index, colour illustrations
    Australia’s Immigrants: Miners and Farmers (1850–1890) by Kieran Hosty
    Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6225 0 X. 48 pp, index, colour illustrations
    Australia’s Immigrants: Free Settlers (1891–1939) by Kevin Jones
    Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 626 9 X. 48 pp, index, colour illustrations
    Australia’s Immigrants: Post-war Europeans (1940–1975) by Helen Trepa
    Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6227 7 X. 48 pp, index, colour illustrations
    Australia’s Immigrants: Migrants and Refugees (1976–1999) by Helen Trepa
    Australian National Maritime Museum. Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Yarra, 2000. ISBN 0 7329 6228 5 X. 48pp, index, colour illustrations
    Batavia 1628–Australia 2000: Magnificent ship, incredible story by Lindsey Shaw & Martin Terry
     
    Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney 2000. ISBN 0 642 32058 6. 32 pp, colour illustrations
    Guide to Maritime Museums in Australia, editor Diana Fletcher
    Published by Australian National Maritime Museum for the Australian Maritime Museums Council 2000. ISBN 0 646 40535 7. 44pp
    Captain Cook’s Endeavour: resource kit for teachers, by David Stewart
    Published for the Australian National Maritime Museum and the HM Bark Endeavour Foundation. ISBN 0642 565856. 77 pp, illustrations
    Food At Sea – eating and drinking with sailors 1500-2000: Stories and Recipes, author and editor Bill Richards
    Published by the Australian National Maritime Museum. ISBN 0642708185. 35 pp, illustrations
    Banumbirr, various contributors
    Published by the Elcho Island Art and Craft and Bandigan Aboriginal Art and Craft, 2002, for the Australian National Maritime Museum. 44 pp, colour illustrations
    Stitches – Fare Il Punto by Ilaria Vanni and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
    The Australian National Maritime Museum, 2001. ISBN 0642 705291. 36 pp, colour illustrations
    VASA 1628 – strange fate of a King’s warship, by Erling Matz
    Published by the Australian National Maritime Museum courtesy of the Vasa Museum, Sweden, 2001. ISBN 91-85168-37. 28 pp, colour illustrations
    Australian National Maritime Museum Guide, writer and editor Jeffrey Mellefont
    Published by the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2002. ISBN 0 642 18220 5. 28 pp, including colour illustrations
    Wooden Boats, Iron Men – the Halvorsen Story, by Randi Svenson
    Published by Halstead Press in association with the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2004. ISBN 1 920831 11 8. Jacketed hardcover, 176 pp, over 100 photographs in colour and black & white
    Sailor Style – Art Fashion Film, exhibition catalogue, editor Dr Wendy Wilkins, designer Jeremy Austen, essays by Dr Fiona Allon and Rosie Nice
    ISBN 0 9751428 1 X. 40 pp, 52 illustrations in colour and black & white
    HMAS Onslow – cold war warrior by Lindsey Shaw
    Australian National Maritime Museum. ISBN 0 9751428 4 4. 28 pp
    Endeavour: Australia’s flag ship
    Published for Australian National Maritime Museum by Ticktock Media Ltd, Kent, England, 2006. ISBN 1 86007 051 5. 32 pp
    Dutch Connections: 400 years of Australian–Dutch maritime links 1606–2006, editors Lindsey Shaw and Dr Wendy Wilkins
    ISBN 0 9775471 0 8. 175 pp
    Cook, The Discoverer [Cook, der Entdecker]
    Australian Maritime Series Volume 6, translated facsimile edition published in association with Hordern House. First published in Berlin in 1787 by German naturalist Georg Forster (1754–1794) who sailed with Captain Cook. ISBN 9781875567492; ISBN 978 187556 7 50 8 (deluxe edition). 276 pp
    Mrs Cook’s Book of Recipes for mariners in distant seas, author John Dunmore
    Australian National Maritime Museum and Exisle Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0 908 98864 8. 95 pp
    The River – Life on the Murray–Darling, travelling exhibition catalogue, Michelle Linder and Bill Seager
    ;ISBN 0 975 14285 2. 32 pp, 2006
    Dunbar 1857 – disaster on our doorstep by Kieran Hosty
    Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 2007. ISBN 978 097754 7 11 1. 153 pp
    HMAS Vampire – last of the big guns by Lindsey Shaw
    Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 2007. Second edition, ISBN 0 642 51867 X. 28 pp
    In the wake of the Beagle – science in the southern oceans from the age of Darwin, edited by Iain McCalman and Nigel Erskine
    Published by UNSW Press in association with the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2009. ISBN 978 I 921410 94 9. 192 pp
    Oskar Speck 50,000 Kilometres by kayak, by Penny Cuthbert
    A booklet on the epic kayaking voyage of German Oskar Speck in the 1930s
    Heroic, Forceful and Fearless – Australia’s tugboat heritage by Randi Svenson
    Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Citrus Press, Sydney, 2012. ISBN 978 0775 35644. 256 pp
    100 Stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum
    Australian National Maritime Museum in association with NewSouth Press, Sydney, 2012. ISBN 978 174223 320 8 (pbk) / 978 174224 158 6 (ebook; epub). 258 pp

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