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.

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23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Matthew Flinders and Bungaree by Helen Tiernan from her series ‘Heroes of Colonial Encounters’. ANMM Collection 00055144 and 00055142.

02 Feb 2019

Finding Flinders (and Bungaree)

25 Jun 2018

Spirituality and the sea

19 Jun 2018

Contested waterways - Aboriginal resistance in early colonial Sydney

16 Nov 2017

Maritime Moustaches

21 Mar 2016

Captain Cook, whisky and smallpox

26 Feb 2016

Governor Phillip’s ‘Portsmouth Gig’

22 Apr 2015

Anzac Cove from the water: the Gallipoli diary of 2nd Engineer George Armstrong

14 Feb 2013

Mrs Cook's Valentine's Day