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.

Matthew Flinders and Bungaree by Helen Tiernan from her series ‘Heroes of Colonial Encounters’. ANMM Collection 00055144 and 00055142.

02 Feb 2019

Finding Flinders (and Bungaree)
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

30 Jan 2019

Ghost nets
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
Passengers become amateur navigators as they trace their vessel’s progress on a long 19th century sea voyage. From ‘Scenes on board an Australian emigrant ship’, The Illustrated London News, 1848.  ANMM Collection 00003594

15 Jan 2019

Of stars and jellyfish
Ship Log

08 Nov 2018

William Bradley’s log of HMS Sirius

25 Oct 2018

Governor Bligh, Loyalists and Usurpers
Pitcairn Island

29 Aug 2018

Life and death in paradise

24 Aug 2018

Science and secrets of Sydney Harbour
Chinese Junkets

21 Aug 2018

Chinese junks and Australian sampans