MMHN Upcoming Events

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 : 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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Past Events

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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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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Library at the Dock, Docklands, Docklands, VIC 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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