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100 Stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum (ed.)
ISBN 9781742233208, NewSouth, October 2012, PB , 250x230mm
Cover images: Details from Sydney Harbour Foreshores at Sunset 1907 Muriel Binney (1873-1949), watercolour on paper and linen 50 x 425.2 cm. ANMM Collection, gift from Jeremy Grover; conserved with the assistance of the Vincent Fairfax Family foundation.
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Get a glimpse into the 100 Stories publication with these nine 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.
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