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Category Archives: Sydney Heritage Fleet

Art at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Heritage Fleet’s Maritime Records and Research Centre Curator, Bill Bourke, is an artist in his spare time. At the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show Bill exhibited a recent painting … Continue reading


Alice Austen’s house & Clan Macleod

At a meeting in March 2017 of the Executive Council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM) at Mystic Seaport, USA, Council members Alan Edenborough from Sydney Heritage Fleet … Continue reading


Mori Flapan’s exciting New Zealand finds

Mori Flapan began a discussion on his group website ‘Maritime Downunder’ about finds during his travels in New Zealand. Mori writes – 12 April 2017: “While touring around New Zealand … Continue reading


What a view!

Passengers and crew aboard Sydney Heritage Fleet’s restored 1874 barque James Craig had a stunning view of the early stage of the 2016 Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day … Continue reading


The Fleet in the international spotlight

Sydney Maritime Museum, home of Sydney Heritage Fleet had two mentions in the 4th Quarter 2016 Newsletter of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM). The first was a short … Continue reading


SS Our Elsie – A tough timber trade workhorse

Shipwright, Alfred William Morrow Settree (1877-1957), built the SS Our Elsie, at Camden Haven, New South Wales, in 1908, for the purpose of transporting timber between the Bellinger River, Nambucca … Continue reading


Vale Warwick Turner

On Monday, 20 June 2016, Warwick Turner, the principal founder of today’s Sydney Heritage Fleet, crossed the bar at the age of 74. The news of Warwick’s passing in Echuca, … Continue reading


A real can of worms

  HMS Implacable entering Sydney Harbour, December 1945 By Brian Hawkins     –     In memory of Royal Marine Arthur Lasson, 1922- 2008 Over the last 60 years or … Continue reading


What’s in a Word

There’s been interest around the Fleet recently in the origin of maritime terms. Captain David Wharington has been doing his research and here he tells us . . .  WHAT IS A … Continue reading


As it used to be done

Not entirely sure of the provenance of this picture but it is believed to have been taken in Calcutta in the 1940s. It is such a remarkable picture that it … Continue reading


Tragic events off the coast of Brazil

Research can often take unexpected turns. Bill Bourke of our editorial team wrote a series of articles for the print edition of Australian Sea Heritage about the life at sea … Continue reading


The Signalman’s Alphabet

Voyages aboard Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 1874 Barque James Craig often include a musical element. In the early voyages of the restored ship, crew member James Parbery – Jimmy Parbuckle is his musical name … Continue reading


A UK tribute to the Fleet

A press clipping came our way recently, a little dogeared – it dates from 2011 – from the UK magazine The Spectator. Columnist Matthew Parris was visiting Australia and found himself … Continue reading

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