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SY Ena

 

SY ENA is an Edwardian steam yacht built in Australia and one of only three that remain extant in the country.

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Lady Hopetoun

Lady Hopetoun

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John Louis

John Louis

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MB172

MB 172

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Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud

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Mayflower

Mayflower

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Thistle

Thistle

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Warwick Hood AO 1932–2015

15 Jul 2015

Naval architect Warwick Hood AO passed away at Erina on the NSW Central Coast early in July, shortly before his 83rd birthday. To the general public and the yachting scene in particular he was well recognised and highly respected as the designer of Australia’s second America’s Cup challenger, the International 12-Metre class yacht Dame Pattie. This design was very significant in its own right, but was a part of Hood’s long career in naval architecture that was also filled with remarkably varied work that reflects wide interests along with an ability to manage diverse marine projects.

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Carl Halvorsen, 1912-2014

18 Jul 2014

A life in boats shaping and crafting their construction from timber, a life on the water working with the waves, currents and wind – this was Carl Halvorsen’s remarkable century that came to a peaceful close just over a week ago.

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Queensland Outreach

15 Apr 2014

Four days over April in south-east Queensland on behalf of the museum and in a similar manner to my recent travel along the Murray River in Victoria, I have had discussions or inspections involving a diverse variety of craft over a short period.

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SY Ena at the museum

10 Mar 2014

For years it’s been under covers, almost out of sight, and seemed untouchable on the rare occasions it was out on the water – but now the harbour’s princess SY Ena has begun to shed her mystique- and the museum is lucky enough to provide a venue for her coming out.

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Meetings on the Murray

28 Feb 2014

Five days in Victoria and the Murray River, and I have had discussions or inspections involving an amazing variety of craft over a short period, showing once again what a diverse collection of historic craft and related people that we have in Australia.

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Australian Olympic Sailing

03 Feb 2014

Australian Olympic sailing reached an amazing peak at the 2012 Olympics, with the team of sailors claiming three gold medals and one silver medal, making Australia the most successful nation in the sailing events.

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Before the mast… before the boom

29 Oct 2013

Think of Western Australia and red earth, big skies and endless, timeless landscapes come to mind. That and the monumentalism of the mining boom, its huge trucks, open cut mines and mind boggling economics.

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