Signals is the museum's quarterly magazine, covering fascinating stories of maritime history, exhibition and events news, behind-the-scenes at the museum, member's updates, volunteer profiles, book reviews and more. 

Signals is included in your membership subscription, or available for $4.95 per issue at the museum store.

Coast Guard boat evacuation in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Image courtesy Twisted Sifter

11 Sep 2021

Remembering 9/11: The largest maritime evacuation in history
Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef
25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community
Wreck Seeker, an educational game by the Australian National Maritime Museum

23 Aug 2021

Wreck Seeker: New educational game uncovers underwater mysteries

06 Aug 2021

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A survivor's story

30 Jul 2021

Sea Country and the Saltwater Collection
Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith

20 Jul 2021

Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith
Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

15 Jul 2021

Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
HMAS Onslow

04 Jul 2021

History highlights: HMAS Onslow 51 years on
Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen
ICLA laser dinghys racing on Sydney Harbour.  Image courtesy Jon West

17 Jun 2021

The Laser Dinghy at half century
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
    Signals Magazine Issue 136

    Signals Magazine Issue 136

    Spring 2021
    Features: Valerie Taylor: From shark hunter to protector | The Barangaroo Boat: An early colonial vessel | Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks
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    Signals Magazine Issue 134

    Signals Magazine Issue 134

    Autumn 2021
    Features: Haenyeo divers: Sea women of Korea | Fire on Water's Edge: The Black Summer bushfires | Welcoming Duyfken: New home for historic replica
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    Signals Magazine Issue 132

    Signals Magazine Issue 132

    Spring 2020
    Features: Lessons from Japan: Museums for Generation Z | The story of Spitfire: Our first homegrown warship | Mapping the ocean: New and old technology
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    Signals Magazine Issue 130

    Signals Magazine Issue 130

    Autumn 2020
    Features: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Inspiring and impactful | Classic & Wooden Boat Festival - Coming again this May | Sea Shepherd - Southern Ocean whaling
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    Signals Magazine Issue 129

    Signals Magazine Issue 129

    Summer 2019-20
    Features: 
    Encounters 2020 - Stories from the ship and the shore | Makers and monsters - Prehistoric marine reptiles come to life | Rhode Island revisited - The search for Cook’s Endeavour continues
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    Signals Magazine Issue 128

    Signals Magazine Issue 128

    September - November 2019
    Features: 
    Bligh in the Pacific - Polynesian threads of European stories | Reefs and rock lobsters - Drawing an underwater world | A deadly stowaway - The Spanish flu 100 years on
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    Signals Magazine Issue 127

    Signals Magazine Issue 127

    June - August 2019
    Features:
    The Bounty Mutiny - What happened to the mutineers? | Australian Pirates In Japan - Colonial convicts a long way from home | Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Winning images now on show
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