Members Maritime Series

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Join us for exclusive members talks and behind the scenes previews.

  • Exclusive talk series for members

    New and exclusive! Each month, a museum curator will deliver an informative presentation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the museum’s research programs and varied aspects of maritime history and culture, and to meet other Members. Afternoon tea will be provided.

    Guardians of Sunda Strait

    Guardians of Sunda Strait - World War II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston

    Late on the night of Saturday 28 February 1942 and into the early hours of Sunday 1 March 1942, the cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston fought for their lives in the Dutch East Indies.

    Against overwhelming odds – outnumbered and outgunned by a large advancing Japanese force – they fought bravely and defiantly but lost the battle. Both ships sank that dreadful night in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Join Lindsey Shaw as she unfolds this historic account.

    Lindsey Shaw is one of ANMM's Honorary Research Associates, having worked at the museum for 27 years from its inception in 1986. She was Senior Curator responsible for the museum's naval collections and most recently curated the exhibition, Guardians of Sunda Strait.

    Thursday 12 October 2017, 2-4pm

    Eventbrite - Member Maritime Series: Guardians of Sunda Strait

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