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Australian Maritime Museum

Listed under Military History in Sydney, Australia.

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Considering Australia's past it's not hard to see why the country's maritime history is so important to the nation. We couldn't have been built on the sheep's back if we hadn't first been put on the map by the maritime industry – how would those sheep have made it out in the first place... So the Australian Maritime Museum with it's replica and original museum ships and crafts offers an important insight into what Australia is all about.

The exhibitions change but the real highlights are the ships. A working replica of the Endeavour (the ship James Cook discovered Australia from), is very popular when in port – it goes out on annual voyages giving people the opportunity to experience tall ship life - but the Destroyer, the HMAS Vampire and the HMAS Onslow, a submarine are always open for visitors, as is the patrol boat the HMAS Advance.

Gallery exhibitions tell the stories of the Australian navy and merchant navy and recall the experiences people had on the early crossings as the colony was just getting started.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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