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The Western Australian Museum Maritime History Department Collection

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Brief description

The focus of the Maritime History Collection is Western Australia's maritime history and heritage within the context of the Indian Ocean. The MH Collection, includes: watercraft (80) ranging from a tin canoe to an Oberon submarine and slipways (2), winch houses (2) and cranes (2); photographs and images (100,000); marine engines (70); materials representative of work, leisure and lifestyles (10,000); artworks (260); and oral histories (300). Major sub-collections include an Oberon submarine and associated slipways precinct; fishing, whaling, sealing, pearling, boat and shipbuilding, arrivals and departures, leisure, trade and cargoes, shipping, ports, immigration, migration and emigration, trade and cargoes, leisure, government maritime services, lifesaving, indigenous, Indian Ocean, ferry services, marine engineering, science and technology, maritime defence, navy, submarines.

Full description

The Maritime History Department reflects the multicultural diversity of Western Australian maritime communities, families, and individuals. The collection highlights their industries, ingenuity, lifestyles, education, and training. The collection began in the 1960s. Most of the collections are donated. Originally begun as a collection of maritime technology it has developed into a substanial social history and heritage collection. Collection materials date from the 1860s to the present.

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Item descriptions, specifications, images, conservation & location history available through the WA Museum Maritime History Department's Research and Integrated Collection Management System.

Data time period: 1860 to 1869

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Western Australia

text: International

text: Indian Ocean