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Wrecked! – The Remnants of our Southern Seas

Posted on Monday 05 July 2021

~ EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT ~ As a land that has witnessed the journeys of explorers for the past 500 years, Australia has also been home to some of their ...

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The Rise and Fall of the Mosquito Fleet

Posted on Thursday 17 June 2021

~ EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT ~ The Mosquito Fleet played a significant part in the development of South Australia, growing its economy and its relationships...

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Maintenance at sea

Posted on Wednesday 14 April 2021

Windjammers, like Moshulu, would spend several years abroad before returning to their homeport for an overhaul on slip. Crew maintained the ships when...

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The Pre-teen Crews of the Windjammers

Posted on Monday 29 March 2021

  At thirteen, many of us would have been looking for a bit of freedom from our parents, and perhaps a little adventure. Taking off on a bike for...

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The infamous ‘Crossing the Line’ ceremony

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021

Approaching the equator, windjammer crews could look forward to a short break in the endless cycle of work. Sailors who had never ‘crossed the line...

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Near misses and tragic losses – sailing the last commercial wind ships

Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2021

  Built to carry bulk cargo across oceans, windjammers were able to weather all but the most ferocious of storms. The enormous iron and steel shi...

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Sea Shanties on the High Seas

Posted on Wednesday 17 February 2021

On Sunday 23 February 1936 Harry Andrewartha wrote in his diary “The weather today is fine and we have the gramophone out on the deck and we are all...

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Rounding Cape Horn in a Windjammer

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2021

  The Cape Horn passage, at the southern tip of South America is renowned for frigid weather and monstrous seas. Unimpeded by large landmasses, w...

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New immersive exhibition ‘Windjammers’ to open at the South Australian Maritime Museum

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2021

  Immerse yourself in the newest permanent exhibition to be installed at the South Australian Maritime Museum, Windjammers, open from 25 January ...

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Adam’s Awesome Aquatic-themed Film List

Posted on Friday 08 May 2020

We’re all trying to find something to keep our minds busy during quarantine (including coming up with alliterations for blog post titles…)...

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