View online exhibitions from the comfort of your home, including On Their Own – Britain's Child Migrants, the extensive War Brides and The Halvorsen Story.
See Waves of Migration
From the 1860s, more than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries through child migration schemes. They were sent by charitable and religious organisations, with government support, in the belief that their lives would improve, and that they would provide much-needed labour and increase the population.
Few were orphans; many came from families who were unable to care for them. The lives of these children changed dramatically and fortunes varied. Some succeeded in creating new futures. Others suffered lonely, brutal childhoods. All experienced disruption and separation from family and homeland.
See On Their Own
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Between 12,000 and 15,000 Australian women married American servicemen during World War II. Some made a life in the USA, while others returned to Australia, with or without their husbands following the war.
In this comprehensive online exhibition, you can meet the brides, learn about their courtships and life after marriage, and find out why some why some returned to Australia. View images of their lives here and in the USA and listen to oral history interviews with the war brides.
See War Brides
The Halvorsen story is told in this detailed online exhibition featuring vessel plans, historic images from the museum’s collection and original plans in ink and on linen. Browse photos and plans or use the comprehensive search function to access a database of vessels by name, Halvo job number or year of build.
See the Halvorsen Story
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777