News from the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network

Heritage restoration underway at North Wharf - dockland news - Heritage restoration underway at North Wharf ...
Station Pier – an Important Melbourne Visitor Arrival Location - Station Pier - an Important Melbourne Visitor Arrival Location The City of Melbourne Tourism Action Plan states: Melbourne’s success as a cruise ship destination also highlights the opportunity for an integrated and overarching approach. The number of cruise ship visits to Melbourne has increased from 56 ships in 2011/12 to 85 in 2015/161. Along with increasing demand for cruise shipping, there is also a changing dynamic across the industry including; extended cruise season dates, increasing turnaround visits and peak season… ...
Docklands News September 2020 - Opening up Melbourne Waterways The Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network focus on maritime matters includes activation of our vastly under-developed and under-utilized public asset – the waterways of Melbourne. And, of course, Docklands is at the very heart of our waterways. Few people are aware that taken as a whole, Melbourne’s navigable waterways system is greater than that of Sydney. In the past, the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers, the Estuary, Victoria Harbour, Port Phillip Bay and along the South West were… ...
Response to Ports Discussion Paper - This response is on behalf of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) and Offshore & Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA). Thank you for the opportunity to make comment on your Ports Discussion Paper. Overall this paper is well presented and extensive in its breadth. We have focused on three areas which we feel need further thought and discussion. ...
MMHN September 2020 - Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllMMHN September 2020 Update  Gloom and Doom pervades our daily news - prologued economic and social hardship. Yet around maritime matters there is well-founded optimism particularly in relation to the maritime industry, trade and the MMHN. The sophistication, scale and efficiency of Melbourne’s port activities reflects the dedication of thousands of Victorians involved in servicing our State’s supply chains and we should all be proud of, and cheered by, what has been achieved. Maritime… ...
Redevelopment of Mission to Seafarers - MMHN are delighted that the City of Melbourne’s Council last night unanimously approved the passing of the proposal to proceed with a feasibility study and building a business case for the redevelopment of the iconic Mission to Seafarers building. This is a great step forward aligning with the vision of MMHN to develop a Melbourne Maritime Precinct. This redevelopment together with the new Seafarers Rest Park will be a wonderful gateway to the Precinct. Click here for more details on… ...
Proposal for Docklands Container Installation - Short-term to mid-term activation of Docklands 1/8/2020. Proposal for Docklands Container Installation. This project involves Victoria University, ANL and DV - and potentially the CoM, the Docklands Chamber of Commerce and the AFL It is all Shipping container, creative new technologies Genesis MMHN board member, Associate Professor David Goodwin (VU) has proposed a ‘container installation’ for Docklands. This proposal, based on his experience working on waterfront projects in Singapore where for many years where he was Head of Corporate Affairs… ...
June/ July 2020 Update - Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings All MMHN July 2020 Update  Despite the ominous signs of a second wave of COVID-19, activity within the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) continues apace as we bring together our diverse maritime stakeholders - heritage, industry, educators, and ’sailors’ of all types. MMHN is gaining recognition as a unifying force among maritime stakeholders. Obviously hampered by the constraints of lockdown and unable to convene planned events, MMHN members in Melbourne and around regional… ...
May 2020 Update - Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings All  The May 2020 Up-Date - a little late So much has been happening around maritime heritage on-line ‘virtual’ world during COVID19 that May flew by - few of us feel that we have been ‘locked-in’ or ‘locked-out ‘ as we tentatively pass through various levels of  ‘ISO’. First - Practical Help a. Heritage advice for museums, galleries & heritage collections post-COVID-19 For those MMHN members or organisations needing advice re their collections – useful links perhaps,… ...
April 2020 Update - Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllIt's fair to say that in times past there has been a degree of negativity around Australia’s geographic remoteness, far from the centres of power and influence.  The phrase the ‘tyranny of distance’, first coined around 1960, came into common usage as the title of prominent historian Geoffrey Blainey’s popular 1967 book “The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History”. In essence, his thesis was that distance and isolation have been central to Australia's history and in shaping… ...
MMHN Update March 23, 2020 - Greetings All These are extraordinary, unpredictable times for us all. Bushfires, floods and now contagion! Amidst all of this, I am pleased to report as you will discover in this latest MMHN Up-date, the momentum of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network continues apace. But first, given these are indeed sobering times and the impact of the current pandemic cannot be underplayed, it is fitting for the MMHN to reflect on maritime involvement with two earlier pandemics – and one ship… ...
Contagion - These are extraordinary, unpredictable indeed sobering times for us all. Bushfires, floods and now contagion! It is fitting for the MMHN to reflect on maritime involvement with two earlier pandemics and one shipboard epidemic - namely Black Death, Spanish Flu and Typhoid. Much has been written of these catastrophic events – but not always from the maritime perspective the following brief insight prepared by MMHN Board members.   MMHN Board Member and Historian Liz Rushen writes: “We've all watched the… ...
2019 / 2020 Monash University - 2019 / 2020 Monash University - Work Integrated Learning Program  (Post Graduate Level)   - Commencing 4th Semester 2019  (Post-Grad Level)  Topic : Taxation Status - Towards achieving DGR Several Groups             Supervisor: Richard Foster ...
2019 Monash University - 2019   Monash University - Work Integrated Learning Program- (Post Graduate Level)  Completed mid 2019. Topic :Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network : Recommendations for Governance and an Operational Framework Students: Juit ping Tang, Bianca Walsh, Aditya Malik           Supervisor: Richard Foster ...
2019 Victoria University - 2019   Victoria University   Business School  (Post Graduate Level ) Completed Mid 2019 Topic : Australian Climateworks Experience  - Sustainability Museum explorations. Student: Lorraine Moore   Supervisor : David Goodwin Applied Business Challenge (Undergraduate Level)  Commenced Mid 2019 Topics: Various  investigative projects related to the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network  ...
2018 Off-shore & Specialist Ships Australia - 2018   Off-shore &  Specialist Ships Australia Exhibition at Mission to Seafarers  designed  attract School students and infirm on re careers in the maritime sector    ...
2005 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program - 2005 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Jointly coordinated by the Parliamentary Library, Melbourne University, Monash University and Victoria University. Parliamentary Research was for  Martin Dixon MP, Member for Nepean Topic: Development of a Victorian Maritime Museum  Student: Christine Duke           Academic Supervisor:  Dr. John Chesterman    Dept.of Political Science Main Recommendations
 include :  Conserve and protect artifacts and vessels important to Victoria's maritime heritage. Research and gain further understanding into Victoria's maritime heritage. Educate and engage all Victorians… ...
2004 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program - Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Jointly coordinated by the Parliamentary Library, Melbourne University, Monash University and Victoria University. Parliamentary Research was for  Martin Dixon MP, Member for Nepean Topic : Maritime Heritage in Victoria: Maritime Policy Development  Student:  Ariella Webb          Academic Supervisor:  Dr. Andrew Newman  Dept.of political Science Main Recommendations include
: The Victoria Government utilise a new Maritime Heritage Structure which will coordinate, operate and fund maritime entities The Victorian Government establishes a modern, cutting-edge Maritime Museum located at… ...