Stories

January 17, 2017

Last Post for a WW2 Veteran?

SAVE HMAS Rushcutter 1321 HMAS Rushcutter served as a training ship, coast watch vessel, Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1321 and most famously in Operation Copper, […]
January 17, 2017

Smartphone App for AWBF 2017

Introducing our smartphone app for AWBF 2017. Why a smartphone app? AWBF has always tried to make it easy for our subscribers to receive and share […]
January 17, 2017

Cruisin’ on the Channel

What you do after the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival? Tasmania is blessed with some of the best cruising grounds in the world. One of […]
January 17, 2017

Dutch Shipbuilding – Old and New

At the Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem, Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands Brett Mason closes the door on a container full of Dutch boats bound for Tasmania […]
January 17, 2017

Parade of Sail Luncheon at Wrest Point

Wow, now this is the way to enjoy the Parade of Sail that opens the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival on Friday, 10 February.  Glass of […]
January 17, 2017

Seafood Theatre with All the Trimmings

Photo: courtesy Oysters Tasmania   The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) has pulled out all the stops to present a fantastic display at the MyState Australian Wooden […]
January 17, 2017

75 Years for Rhona H

The Mystery of a Bell and a 75th birthday celebration When Julie Porter and Charles Burns took ownership of SV Rhona H in 2014, little did […]
January 17, 2017

International Wooden Boat Symposium 2017

The ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium is loaded with interest for all boat enthusiasts and maritime history buffs.  We get some wonderful guest lecturers through the year, presented […]
January 17, 2017

Stunning Exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Concurrent with the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and running on until March 5 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the exhibition ‘The Early Dutch […]