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.

26 Oct 2022

The mystery of the Sydney punchbowls
For new Australians blog - pic 2

21 May 2022

For New Australians

28 Feb 2022

The sad fate of HMAS Perth (I)
shipwreck, vessel, sea

12 Dec 2021

Sanyo Maru shipwrecked off Arnhem Land
Sea fan, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Tracey Jennings / Ocean Image Bank

25 Oct 2021

One Ocean, Our Future
Sea fan, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Tracey Jennings / Ocean Image Bank

25 Oct 2021

One Ocean, Our Future
William Field, Sketches of travels including voyages to Australia, 1870–82. National Maritime Collection 00000950

06 Oct 2021

The watercolours of William Field
Detail from The Sydney Wharfies Mural, 1953–65

30 Sep 2021

The Sydney Wharfies Mural: Workers on the waterfront
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
    Signals Magazine Issue 139

    Signals Magazine Issue 139

    Winter 2022

    Features: Heritage restorations: Alma Doepel | Shaped by the Sea: Dual views of deep time Australia | Harald Dannevig: The father of Australian fisheries

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    Signals Magazine Issue 138

    Signals Magazine Issue 138

    Autumn 2022

    Features: Cook's Endeavour found: Presenting the evidence | Little penguin conservation: A ceramic solution | Blood money: Coins from the Batavia wreck

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    Signals Magazine Issue 137

    Signals Magazine Issue 137

    Summer 2021-2022

    Features: The museum turns 30: Memories from our members | RV Falkor: An ambitious virtual voyage | The Pearl Trail: Highlights of our collection

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    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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