Examples of Funded Projects

Pig and Whistle Line Museum, Tathra (NSW) - Securing the Future of the First Tathra Surf Boat

For the first surf boat used by the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club, on the south coast of NSW.  The Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club was formed in 1910 and is one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in NSW.  The boat was once clad in oiled canvas, a fragment of which remains on the boat.  This project was to ensure the security and longevity of this surf boat, by seeking an initial conservation management plan for the vessel.

Support was awarded for an ANMM Curator to visit Bega and Tathra to conduct an inspection of the boat, assess its significance, prepare its nomination for the Australian Register for Historic Vessels and assist in the preparation of a management plan.

Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club Inc. (SA) In-Kind Support - Preservation of Flying Fish IV

For an ANMM Fleet Shipwright to visit and deliver a workshop on wooden boat building skills.  Having been debriefed by members of the PESLSC, beforehand, the Shipwright will provide expertise on the best ways to preserve, maintain and improve the vessel’s condition into the future.  The invitation to the workshop will be extended to other relevant organisations in the region.

Mission to Seafarers Victoria (VIC)

$2,000 for the 'Mission to Seafarers Victoria Collection preservation and storage' project. Funding for the required archival materials to enable the cataloguing, preservation and storage program to continue.

Bond Store Museum – Fraser Coast Regional Council (QLD) $9,986

For the ‘Wreck of the SS Chang Chow’ Project for an interpretive display about the wreck of the vessel, the SS Chang Chow, off the coast of Fraser Island in 1884. 

Busselton Historical Society (WA) $6,275

Funding is awarded for a shipwreck walk on the museum’s land which is located on the banks of the picturesque Vasse River. The walk with give account of local shipwrecks via a weather proof information booklet, a map and plaques.

Friends of Maatsuyker Island - Wildcare (TAS) $4,000 - Maatsuyker Collection - Part 2

To complete the cataloguing of heritage objects in the Maatsuyker Light station light tower and on the island from the last 123 years of European Collection.  The catalogue will be made available to the public on the internet through the Wildcare website, as it was with Stage 1. 


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Sailing off Coal Point, c.1935. Photographer unknown. Image: Lake Macquarie Community Heritage Photography collection
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