The Cataraqui (also called the Cataraque was a British barque which sank off the south-west coast of King Island in Bass Strait on 4 August 1845. The sinking was Australias worst ever maritime civil disaster incident, claiming the lives of 400 people.
The sport of turtle riding and ‘the Greatest Liar on Earth’
Turtle Riding in the Great Barrier Reef. The unique sport of turtle riding in Australia was popular primarily throughout the 1920s and 30s. go to the Australian Maritime Museum site and find out more about this and the Swiss loon who started it in the first place!
The Goose Island Australia lighthouse is operated by the Australian Maritime Authority. It was originally built by convicts and has been unmanned since 1931. Today, it's source of light is a solar panel and it's original Fresnel lens is on display in the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
One of Australia's greatest nautical collections, the South Australian Maritime Museum celebrates the human history and endeavors of our oceans and rivers. With artifacts dating back to 1872, the SA Maritime museum preserves the oldest nautical collection in Australia, from the Port Adelaide Lighthouse of 1869 to bathing costumes, shipwreck remnants, paintings, models and vessels.