MMHN July 2021 Update

Greetings July 2021 MMHN Update contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update) 1. CSIRO – Research in a Maritime Industry 2. Australian Heritage Council (AHC) appointment 3. Indigenous Maritime Heritage – Your help is sought! 4. Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre 5. History Council of Victoria (HCV) – Diverse Maritime Heritage …

MMHN June 2021 Update

   Greetings June 2021 MMHN Update contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update) 1. Congratulations are in order! 2. Osborne House – Naval Museum Update 3. Wind Farms – new clean energy ‘extractive’ maritime industry 4. Submarine News   – and related matters 5. Call for Papers – Special Edition on Submarines 6. …

MMHN May 2021 Update

Greetings May 2021  MMHN Update contents:  1. Maritime Museums Victoria (MMV) 2. Ferries are inspiring! 3. Harbour Esplanade on Victoria Harbour 4. Central Pier  – Heritage at Risk 5. Maritime Experiential Centre on Central Pier 6. City of Melbourne Greenline Trail, North Bank of the Yarra 7. Goods Shed No.5 – a positive restoration story along the Greenline 8. Navy …

MMHN Update April 2021

MMHN Update April 2021 Greetings The past month has seen progress on a wide range of issues with great potential to enhance recognition of Victoria’s maritime heritage. At the same time, there is ongoing lack of clarity around future plans for Victoria Harbour and Central Pier and indications of some missed opportunities. In this April edition of MMHN Update, we …

MMHN Submission – Seafarers Rest Park

Seafarers Rest Park We were very pleased to see the council adopting the resolution last night for the new design of Seafarers Rest Park alongside the Mission to Seafarers. The Park will recognise maritime heritage as well as providing a lovely green space for the community. MMHN Director Ross Brewer spoke in support of the new design whilst pointing out …

MMHN Update March 2021

  MMHN Update March 2021 Greetings There is a clear sense of the ‘new normal’ opening up as we ‘slowly sail’ our way out of COVID. A timely quote about the benefits of ‘slow sailing’: The brutal crisis of the coronavirus is precipitating us into a paradoxical time; urgent need to stop the virus on the one hand, suspension of social time …

February 2021 MMHN Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City February 2021 MMHN Update These are clearly perplexing, unpredictable and unprecedented times. Just when we thought ‘it safe to go back into the water’ so to speak and that the pandemic tide had ebbed enabling a return to near normality, yet another COVID variant mysteriously penetrated our quarantine strategies and we face Lockdown again. We …

Progress with Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) January 2021

  Melbourne – A Great Maritime City January 2021 MMHN UpdateA belated Happy New Year to all! Fortunately, Victoria seems to have averted yet another debilitating COVID Lockdown episode during January. With interstate and overseas travel curtailed, and ‘intra-state’ tourism booming, more Victorians spending time around coastal Victoria may result in a heightened appreciation for Victoria’s rich and diverse maritime …

Central Pier

Despite evidence of incompetence over decades, the State Government continues to entrust Development Victoria (DV) with custodianship with Central Pier – the heritage-listed, ostensibly protected and Victoria’s most significant examples of maritime infrastructure. Yet DV continues to demonstrate zero commitment to heritage preservation. Indeed there is there is clear evidence of the contrary in DV’s persistent cavalier disregard heritage or due process in  a …

November 2020 MMHN Update

  Melbourne – A Great Maritime City November 2020 MMHN UpdateGreetings all, As Melbourne tentatively emerges from Lockdown and the ‘Ring of Steel’  springs open ending months of ‘virtual’ engagement with maritime heritage and allowing the possibility of “actual” engagement, we will again venture forth – if only around our Marvellous Maritime State!  Three suggestions to consider: Go East – …