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.

A khaki Navy jacket?

16 Dec 2009

In the coming weeks there will be a new addition to the Navy Gallery – an officers jacket from the Vietnam War period. But this jacket is somewhat unusual. It is not the familiar Naval white or blue, but khaki coloured.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

Library treasure trove

10 Dec 2009

The National Library of Australia has launched their new discovery service called Trove .  Designed to help researchers browse and discover material about Australians by Australians through a simple search with clustered results.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

Wreck Reef Expedition… swim-line searching and a sea snake

07 Dec 2009

This morning greeted us with much the same weather conditions as yesterday – quite windy and choppy but lovely and warm. Today’s teams were broken down into much the same as yesterday’s with two snorkel swim-line teams, one Porpoise Cay team (terrestrial) and one fish team (biologists). This morning I had the opportunity to be part of one of the snorkel swim-line teams. The visibility was amazing with at least 50 meters visibility and lots of fish all colours of the rainbow. The first five minutes of the snorkel I saw two stingrays gliding past and a moray eel.

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