Read detailed stories behind our objects, our exhibitions, and explorations into maritime science and archaeology.

Bombing of Darwin

19 Feb 2017

Remembering 75 years since the Bombing of Darwin - the first attack by Japanese forces on the Australian mainland after Australia had officially declared war on Japan in 1941.

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

08 Dec 2016

It is 75 years since the catastrophic attack which marked the USA's entry into World War II and Australia officially declaring war with Japan. Australian filmmaker Russell Dority recounts his father's first-hand experience of Pearl Harbor.

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Into the Abyss

18 Nov 2016

Remembering the naval engagement between HMAS Sydney (II)) and HSK Kormoran seventy-five years on.

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Windjammer Sailors

27 Apr 2016

The story behind the museum's life-sized bronze sculpture remembering the adventurous Windjammer sailors of the 1930s.

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The Boat in The Beach

27 Apr 2016

The Samuel Wright as one of the earliest ships known to have wrecked in Koombana Bay, Western Australia. Now, a team of archaeologists have excavated the American whaling ship using the latest technology.

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