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  • Windjammers: The Last Grain Races

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    The exhibition 'Windjammers: The Last Grain Races' is on now at the SA Maritime Museum.

    This footage is spliced together from three films in the SA Maritime Museum Collection capturing life on board a windjammer.

    Footage was shot by Alan Villiers on 'Parma' in 1933, and on 'Passat' by Thomas Wells in 1938 and 1939 and Jack Wadrop in 1948. Show less
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  • First Voyages: Exploring the southern coast Play all

    First Voyages: Exploring the southern coast charts a history of exploration from the Greek geographer Ptolemy's ancient speculation about an unknown south land, Terra Australis Incognita. It presents rare and evocative artefacts that include some of the first European charts of Australia, souvenirs from James Cook's Endeavour voyage, Dutch explorers reaching the west Australian coast in the 17th century and Macassans sailing from Sulawesi to northern Australia in the 18th century.

    A special focus of the exhibition is the voyages of Britain's Matthew Flinders and France's Nicolas Baudin who, from 1801 to 1803, produced the first charts of the southern coast and completed the map of Australia. Founded on a rich collection, the exhibition presents new ways of seeing our history and its lively interpretation includes film and hands-on interactives.
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  • Our Vessels Play all

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  • South Australian stories Play all

    A collection of archival videos relating to South Australian maritime history.
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  • Past Events and Exhibitions Play all

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