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.

Meet an intrepid explorer

03 Sep 2008

Take a FREE exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this fascinating multi-capable vessel before it returns to work, conducting oceanographic, geo-scientific, fishery, meteorology, climatology and ecosystem research.

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Voyage Log: Sydney-Brisbane Aug 2008: Day 9

27 Aug 2008

At 0900 hours this morning we entered Queensland waters, so it was time for shorts, t-shirts and thongs, as Surfers’ Paradise came into view on the port side. One or two brave souls went briefly for the Sunshine State mode of attire, but the southwesterly wind behind us is still fresh and most of the crew stood well wrapped up. But we do have sunshine, a sea abating after the fierce weather of the last 24 hours, and favourable winds to take us to Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River.

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