Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

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Stephen Gapps

Dr Stephen Gapps is the museum's Senior Curator, Voyaging and Early Colonial Maritime History.

The Observatory, Point Venus, Otahytey [Tahiti], George Tobin, 1792. State Library of New South Wales (FL1606978)

29 Sep 2019

Bligh and the peoples of the Pacific: The Polynesian threads in European stories

25 Oct 2018

Governor Bligh, Loyalists and Usurpers
Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

18 Jul 2017

Lustre - A history of pearls, shells and people

24 Feb 2017

Maritime history links between Australia and Indonesia

02 Nov 2016

'Freedom or Death!' in Bali

18 Mar 2016

War at Sea exhibition travels to Fremantle

02 Sep 2015

History and theatre – Black Armada exhibition opens in Indonesia

17 Aug 2015

Seventy years of Indonesian independence

25 Sep 2013

A Viking ship on Sydney Harbour - Invasion!?