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This event has been postponed until further notice! MMHN Forum: Women in the Maritime Sector

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Her Place, 210 Clarendon St, East Melbourne VIC 3002 3002 Australia
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Change of Venue ! MMHN June Seminar: Ferries of Melbourne

You are invited! MMHN June Seminar Change of Venue  Ferries of Melbourne: Past, Present, Future – Good, Better, Best? Explore the heritage and the potential of Melbourne’s ferries with us.            Williamstown Steam Ferry, 1970 - Flickr            Geelong Flyer – Baird Maritime Melbourne’s ferries have delivered significant social and economic benefit ...

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Magnet Gallery,, SC G19 Wharf Street
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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Victoria Harbour & Central Pier – A Story Waiting to be Told

Victoria Harbour & Central Pier – A Story Waiting to be Told In the heart of Docklands, Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network will share the ’untold story’ of Victoria Harbour, and the currently controversial Central Pier, explaining why both of these iconic maritime heritage assets are significant – and fascinating. Failure to understand such maritime infrastructure has resulted in incremental neglect ...

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Free
Magnet Galleries, The District, Docklands, Wharf Street, Docklands, Victoria SC G19 Wharf St, The District, Docklands
Melbourne, VIC 3008 Australia
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This event has been postponed until further notice- A first! An MMHN collaboration with the RAN

"The Rock Band ensemble of the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne, in the studio stage at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria." This event has been postponed until further notice The next MMHN event will be held in collaboration with the RAN on the Stage at Federation Square  There will be a performance by the NAVY BAND and a brief presentation. 

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Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Port Phillip Bay: Looking out, Looking in ‒ Aboriginal and Colonial Perspectives

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City   You are invited! Port Phillip Bay: Looking out, Looking in ‒ Aboriginal and Colonial Perspectives   ‘Site of the Melbourne Custom House 1839’, wood engraving published by Ebenezer & David Syme 1872, State Library Victoria Join us for the first Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network seminar. The MMHN Board faces the year with a ...

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Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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2020 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition

The Mission team and our Supporters are proud and excited to invite you to our first-ever online awarding of the Maritime Art Prizes. Please join us live online 6 pm Thursday 15th October at http://www.seafarers.livewebcast.com.au/ If you are unable to join us live the Awards details will be posted on our website that evening. All of the works including the ...

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Annual Seafarers Service

Our Annual Seafarers Service for members of the Royal Australian Navy, Master Mariners, members of the Merchant Navy and those who care for their welfare through the Mission to Seafarers, Stella Maris and Port authorities. Live on the Cathedral website Monday 19th October at 1.30pm Service Broadcast on Channel 31 (digital 44): Monday 19th October at 2.30pm Service Broadcast Online ...

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NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MELBOURNE MARITIME HERITAGE NETWORK LTD ABN: 78 631 878 772 (“MMHN”) NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MMHN AGM 4:00pm Thursday 1st October 2020 Start: Thursday 1st October 2020 - 4:00pm Finish: Thursday 1st October 2020 – 6:00pm Location: Via Zoom. Link to be provided by email.   We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the ...

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POSTPONED : Down the Maribyrnong with Peter Somerville on the Blackbird

The Hotham History Project is running a cruise event with historic commentary provided by Peter Somerville. Peter Somerville has an intimate knowledge of the history of the Maribyrnong River and will guide us past the old junction of the Maribyrnong with the Yarra River, past Web dock container terminal and onto Docklands. These cruise events are very popular and sell ...

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POSTPONED : “Maritime Melbourne: History on Paper

June/July 2020 A presentation by Michael O’Brien on “Maritime Melbourne: History on Paper” within the Melbourne Rare Book Week Program, a collaboration between MMHN and Rare Books Melbourne. Regrettably, this event too is postponed due to COVID-19.

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POSTPONED : End of an Era: the last Gippsland Lakes Fishermen

In a new FRDC funded project, researchers are documenting the contribution and rich socio-cultural history of Australia’s oldest small-scale commercial fisheries. Small-scale fisheries operating in near-shore waters of bays, inlets and estuaries have been the foundation upon which Australia’s commercial fishing industry, now valued at over $1.5 billion, was built. These original fisheries and their associated ways of life, and ...

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Library at the Dock, Docklands, Docklands, VIC Australia
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78th Anniversary – Battle of the Coral Sea – virtual the live-streamed Commemoration Ceremony

Artwork: Designer: Brian Clinton. (Used with permission of Australian Postal Corporation, 1992)   May 3, 11:00 AM An invitation to join virtual the live-streamed Commemoration Ceremony to market the Anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea fought during 4–8 May 1942. A major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Naval ...

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ARCHAEOLOGY UNCOVERED

Join the Heritage Council of Victoria in partnership with Heritage Victoria Thousands of historical archaeological treasures reside within Heritage Victoria’s Artefact and Research Centre. As part of the Heritage Festival, we are offering tours of the Artefact and Research Centre for one afternoon only. Date: Thursday 30 April Times: 12PM, 2PM and 4PM Address: Artefact and Research Centre, 4 Harper ...

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Artefact and Research Centre, 4 Harper St Abbotsford,

POSTPONED : Port Phillip Bay – Looking out, looking in: Aboriginal and Colonial perspectives

Artwork: John Cotton, Aboriginal camp on the banks of the Yarra, c1845 (Pictures Collection, SLV)   April 6, 2020, A Panel presentation “Port Phillip Bay – Looking out, looking in Aboriginal and Colonial perspectives” convened MMHN hosted by Federation Square involving the Koori Heritage Trust, Aboriginal Branch, City of Melbourne and the RHSV. Reflections on perceptions at the point of contact.   Regrettably, this event ...

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Walking the bounds of the Blue Lake with David Sornig

A Hotham History Project walking event. The walking tour will be a follow up to his book, in Blue Lake, David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city’s blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations: from boneyards and rubbish tips; through the ...

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The changing shape of Birrarung (Yarra River)

In the first outing of our ‘Up from the Vaults’ series for 2020, Dr Liz Dean from the School of Social and Political Sciences will explore the significance of Birrarung (the Yarra River). In 2017 the Victorian Government implemented the landmark Yarra River Protection Wilip-gin Birrarung murron Act 2017; legislation which recognises the Yarra River as a living entity and ...

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Old Quad Building 150, Building 150, The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC 3010
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The inaugural meetings of the Special Advisory Groups (SAGs)

Maritime Skills, Education and Careers  The inaugural meeting of the Special Advisory Group (SAG) covering Maritime Skills, Education and Careers (SEC) is was held on Thursday 27 February 2020 at 4.00 to 5.30 PM.  Venue: Kangan Institute, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Docklands, Boardroom 2.61 (2nd floor), 1 Batman’s Hill Drive, Docklands.   Museums & Collections and Heritage & Research The inaugural ...

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Alma Doepel – Leap Day Cruise

Cruise from Docklands to Williamstown Visit Melbourne’s busy international ports (big ships up really close!), cruise past the Williamstown Seaport Festival and see tall ships at berth, then cruise down to St Kilda and around the bay before returning to Docklands. Food and drinks available on board. This cruise has been generously donated by Victoria Star Cruises and all proceeds ...

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Victoria Star, 30 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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RIVER YARRA LUNCHEON CRUISE (Partners welcome)

Where:            Board River Cruise Vessel “Yarra Princess” at Berth 6 Federation Wharf which is directly South of Federation Square, close to Flinders St Station and Tram Route. Parking is available at Federation Square; weekend flat rate is $16. When:             Saturday 29th Feb 2020 Time:               11.00am to 14.00pm Arrive no later than 1045 for boarding. Cost:                $65.00 per head ...

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2020 ANCHOR CLANKERS REUNION & OSSA COCKTAIL PARTY

2020 ANCHOR CLANKERS REUNION & OSSA COCKTAIL PARTY Where:            The Missions to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne When:             Friday 28th February 2020 Time:               7.00 pm to 10.00 pm Cost:                $40 per person (including finger food). Drinks at discounted bar prices. Dress:              Smart casual RSVP:              ASAP or by Friday 14th Feb 20 at the ...

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The Missions to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne Australia
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Williamstown Seaport festival

The inaugural annual waterfront festival for seafarers and landlubbers alike, to celebrate Williamstown’s waterfront heritage, lifestyle and industry. “Williamstown Seaport Festival will be a buzz as we celebrate the beautifully preserved history of the area together with all that makes it such a cosmopolitan maritime village today” Steve Bracks, Patron for the Williamstown Seaport Festival

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Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Pl
Williamstown, 3016 Australia
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Submerged: Stories of Australian Shipwrecks

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. This exhibition takes a close-up look at some of the most fascinating shipwrecks around our country and takes a deep dive into many of our own local shipwreck stories.  

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Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, 50 Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, VIC 3233 Australia
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MMHN Docklands Launch.

Please join us for the  Pre Xmas Gathering & Conversations overlooking Victoria Harbour at the MMHN Docklands Launch. Some of you may not be aware of the fascinating background to the present-day Victoria Harbour – and Central Pier.  Few understand just how critical a role this example of 19th century maritime infrastructure has played in the prosperity of Melbourne, the ...

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Melbourne City Marina, 120/439 Docklands Dr,
Docklands, VIC 3006 Australia
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Library at the Dock, Docklands, Docklands, VIC Australia
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MMHN 2019 AGM

The inaugural Annual General Meeting for the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network will be held on October 23rd 2019 at the Melbourne Town Hall. 2019 Board of MMHN        

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Free
Swanston Hall, 90-130 Swanston St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Be Connected

October 17, 2019  11.30 offered by OffShore & Specialist Ships Australia(OSSA) at the Mission to Seafarers, “Be Connected’    A free Federal Govt. fully-funded workshop for those in volunteer organisations. 

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Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders St,
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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