Life and Death
Explore cutting edge ocean and marine science work from across the country in a series of interactive programs.
NSW History Week is the annual, state-wide celebration of history organised organised by the History Council of New South Wales. This year's theme is ‘Life and Death’.
Wednesday 5 September 6pm – 7.30pm
Dr Nigel Erskine, Head of Research at the Australian National Maritime Museum and former Director of the Norfolk Island museum will talk about the unlikely evolution of a society spawned from the infamous Bounty mutiny of 1789, which continues to the present day. Dr Erskine will explore the history of life and sometimes gruesome death on Pitcairn Island. What happened to Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers and where are their graves?
Thursday 6 September, 6-8pm
$10 members/concession/students, $15 general public
Join the Australian National Maritime Museum’s own ‘pirate band’ The Mutineers and the renowned sea shanty singers 40 Degrees South for a night of songs about life and death at sea. Hear stories about Australian convict pirates and whaling ship disasters and stay around for some rum and sea biscuit.
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Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
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