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100 stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum / Australian National Maritime Museum
Bib ID 5786299
Format BookBook
Description Sydney : NewSouth Pub., 2012 
xii, 258 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map, facsims, ports. ; 27 cm. 
ISBN 9781742233208
1742233201
Summary

From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to the 119-metre Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Vampire, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 130,000 items. Includes information on a Saltwater Collection of bark paintings from Arnhem Land.

From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to the 119-metre Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Vampire, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 130,000 items. Here, the museum's curators reveal the fascinating stories behind many amazing objects, including the fastest vessel in the world (Spirit of Australia), a boat made from 2,000 beer cans, the remarkable Saltwater Collection of bark paintings from Arnhem Land, and surfboards inspired by the Bra Boys and the 2005 Cronulla race riots. They tell of unforgettable people - both famous and lesser known - whose lives have been shaped by the sea.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Subjects Australian National Maritime Museum.  |  Museum exhibits -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Discoveries in geography -- Australian -- Anecdotes.  |  Navigation -- History -- Anecdotes.  |  Maritime museums -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Material culture - Shell objects and decorations.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places.  |  Transport - Water.  |  Transport - Water - Rafts.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Wik Mungkan people (Y57) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Borroloola (North NT SE53-03)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Australian National Maritime Museum
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One hundred stories from the Australian National Maritime Museum

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