|Gladstone Maritime Museum|
|'Shipwrecks of the Curtis Coast' Talk by members of the Gladstone Maritime History Society|
When: Sunday 16th May, 2pm
Where: Gladstone Maritime Museum, George Young Building,
1 Francis Ward Drive, Auckland Point Gladstone
Cost: Adults $5.00, Conc. $3.50, Children $2.50, Family (2+2) $12
Bookings required: phone 07 4972 0810
Further information: www.gladstonemaritime.com.au
Above: Some of the shipwreck sites on the Museum's 'Wreck Wall'. Hear the stories of some of these shipwrecks at the Museums Alight! talk.
Join the celebrations of Museums Alight! 2010 by joining four members of the Gladstone Maritime History Society talking about some of the shipwrecks which have occurred off the Curtis Coast, most of them before any of us were born.
They will share fascinating tales of loss, heroism and resourcefulness occurring prior to the availability of communications and rescue services that nowadays we take for granted.
The 'Wreck Wall' at the Gladstone Maritime Museum shows the locations of shipwrecks up until recent times. These talks will give an insight into the reality of what a dot on the chart represents.
|Did you know...|
Did you know that Gladstone Maritime Museum has an impressive collection of Boats, Model Boats, photos and artefacts illustrating the maritime history of the Curtis Coast Waterways?
|Above: Figurehead from 'Jenny Lind' wrecked on Kenn Reef in 1850. Hear the inspiring story of human resourcefulness in the survival and rescue of the passengers and crew.|
Gladstone Maritime Museum
Address: George Young Building, 1 Francis Ward Drive, Auckland Point, Gladstone
Phone: 07 4972 0810
Opening Hours: Thursday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission Cost: Adults $5.00, Conc. $3.50, Children $2.50, Family (2+2) $12