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.

Multi-beam echo	sounder	image of SS Macumba. Image: CSIRO/Marine National Facility.

05 Apr 2019

High-tech wreck hunting on board the RV Investigator
: The author (right) and Irini Malliaros from the Silentworld Foundation use ‘old school’ methods to obtain measurements of the Admiralty Old Pattern Long-Shanked Anchor found in the shallows at Boot Reef. Image: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation.

07 Mar 2019

An anchor’s secrets revealed
Conducting the photogrammetry survey of M24, using underwater lights. Image: Steve Trewavas.

05 Mar 2019

Recording M24, the Japanese midget submarine
Clean Up Australia Day at the Museum, 2019. With our partners Silentworld Foundation.

04 Mar 2019

Dredged Up
The young crew aboard HMAS Voyage. Image: John Withers.

12 Feb 2019

Speaking of history
The exposed breech of one of four iron cannons at shipwreck site RI 2394 (‘Kerry site’). The visible portion of the cannon is approximately one metre in length, and the photogrammetry target in the foreground measures 10 centimetres square. Image: Irini Malliaros/Silentworld Foundation© RIMAP 2018, used with permission.

10 Feb 2019

Photogrammetric recording in the search for Cook’s Endeavour
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)
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