New Exhibition explores Australians love of boats

Travelling exhibition, Remarkable – Stories of Australians and their boats, is on display at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station now through to July 30.

Australia’s history is populated with maritime related stories. With over 1,000 rivers and a coast that stretches for more than 36,000 kilometres, it is no surprise that Australia abounds with stories of people who have lived and worked on the water. This exhibition presents some of those stories, exploring the remarkable connections between people and their boats.

Remarkable, created by the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC) and the Australian National Maritime Museum, provides an opportunity for regional audiences to hear national and local stories.

34 stories were nominated by maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 12 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition. One of those chosen 12 stories is Sea Legs – the Historic Whaling Station’s own story of Skipper Ches Stubbs.

Remarkable – Stories of Australians and their boats is on an 18-month national tour across regional Australia. All 34 submitted Remarkable stories are available now on the AMMC website in a digital archive at Blog Posts.

The project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Vision of Australia program.

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