Remarkable Exhibition: Stories of Australians and their boats

Exhibition and Shows

14 Jun 2021 to 31 Jul 2021 Annual Event

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. Insert information regarding local content

”After a period of drought, bushfire, Covid-19 and floods the chance for regional communities to enhance a national exhibition with their own content is a great opportunity for outreach and community development. It gives affected communities the chance to share their stories both locally and nationally,” said Kevin Sumption, Director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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

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

Event Dates

Annual Event

14 Jun 2021 to 31 Jul 2021

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