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Nawurapu Wunuŋmurra’s Mokuy (spirit) sculptures Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country, November 2017. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.
Spirit figures from Arnhem Land

Posted on February 15, 2018

A contemporary Aboriginal artwork has links to the cosmology of the people of Arnhem Land and to their relationships with their Makassan neighbours from Indonesia.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: 70 Years

Posted on October 31, 2014

Journey through the triumphs and tragedies of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and discover the stories behind the race's historic vessels.

USS Lexington, Naval History and Heritage Command.
The Battle of the Coral Sea

Posted on May 01, 2017

Three navies, four aircraft carriers, 255 aircraft and 76 ships in a four-day battle that changed naval warfare forever. Eight ships sunk, 161 aircraft destroyed and 1622 men killed in a battle that should never be forgotten.

The Boat in The Beach

Posted on April 27, 2016

The Samuel Wright as one of the earliest ships known to have wrecked in Koombana Bay, Western Australia. Now, a team of archaeologists have excavated the American whaling ship using the latest technology.

USS Helm alongside USS Makin Island during the Iwo Jima operation, 24 February 1945. Image USN History And Heritage Command.
The Lucky Ship

Posted on October 16, 2017

USS Helm was the ‘The Galloping Ghost of the Queensland Coast’ during World War II, earning 11 battle stars with no casualties or injuries to her crew.

The mysterious disappearance of submarine AE1

Posted on September 14, 2015

Discover the story of Australia's most enduring maritime mystery — the loss of the navy’s first submarine AE1 in 1914.

HMAS Armidale in Port Moresby. Courtesy Australian War Memorial.
The sinking of HMAS Armidale

Posted on December 01, 2017

HMAS Armidale's (I) wartime service in the Royal Australian Navy lasted only 173 days before it was sunk off the coast of Timor. Of the 149 sailors and soldiers aboard HMAS Armidale, 49 survived the nightmare which followed.

Tug boat pulling an aircraft carrier
Tug Boats: The Loss of the Working Harbour

Posted on February 03, 2016

Powerful little boats with big hearts and heaps of attitude. Explore striking photographs of tug boats hard at work when Sydney Harbour was primarily a place of industry.

Microplastic particles on a beach. IMAGE: 5GYRES.ORG.
Turning the plastic tide

Posted on March 05, 2017

Plastic is a versatile material we've embraced for 70 years and it's choking life in our oceans. By 2025, the oceans could contain one tonne of plastic rubbish for every three tonnes of fish.

Whale evolution and adaptation

Posted on October 29, 2014

Learn about the evolution of cetaceans, and the discovery that revealed the link between land and sea mammals.