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Daina Fletcher

Daina Fletcher is a senior curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Wild Ocean Woman: Kay Cottee’s ‘First Lady’

25 Nov 2016

Imagine being thrown about in your small yacht surfing down a 20-metre wave. You’re in the Southern Indian Ocean, it’s freezing, you’re exhausted and soaked through. You’re days or weeks from land. You have no GPS. You’re alone.

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Harold Cazneaux: Fame and family

12 Sep 2016

If you weave your way through the imagery and beautiful photographs in Through a different lens – Cazneaux by the water, you’ll notice that 1937 was a big year for Australian photographer Harold Cazneaux: the culmination of a forty-year career that corresponded with the dawning of the Australian nation, and an emerging national consciousness.

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