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October 27, 2020

A Boat By The River, The ‘Tarkine’ Story

A Boat By The River project – Tarkine sails on  For many of us the COVID-19 pandemic saw us spending more time at home, baking banana bread and home schooling. For some of us, it […]
October 27, 2020

PC Joins Franklin Wooden Boat School – The World’s Oldest Apprentice

Ever wondered what happened to Mr Paul Cullen, our previous GM? Well earlier this month he gave us an update!   If you happen to be looking for the […]
October 26, 2020

Maritime Trail Hosted By AWBF

Save the date – on the 10th and 11th April we will be inviting you to discover places you never knew existed before. You’ll be given […]
June 29, 2020

My First Boat Taking Shape

In the May newsletter we introduced readers to My First Boat, a 2021 Festival project where adult / child teams build a small child-sized boat at […]
June 29, 2020

Interview with Andy Gamlin, Festival Co-Founder

Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus took some time to chat with Festival co-founder Andy Gamlin about why he founded the Festival, early challenges with the event, […]
June 29, 2020

Brion Toss – Not Forgotten

by Kaci Cronkhite Brion Toss was a force of nature, a rigging raconteur, the consummate teacher. From arrival as a founding presenter at Port Townsend’s Wooden […]
June 29, 2020

Noisy Boatyard Short Courses

Short Courses at the 2021 Festival An exciting new program of short Boating Associated Courses is to be introduced during next year’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin has an […]
May 21, 2020

Festival Friends – Len Randell

— By David Payne from an Interview with Len  From an early age Len spent much of his spare time around the Swan River and associated […]
May 21, 2020

The Australian Surfboat

— By Kim Marsh History and Development Australian surfboats evolved from whaling longboats and pilot boats built during the nineteenth century for rough sea conditions and […]