“Following a Dream”
River St Yamba next to golf club
$10 per person
Tuesday 14th June 2022
4.30pm View Exhibition with glass wine
5.30 - 6.30pm Talk by Kay
Lucky door book prize donated by Kay
To secure a spot: ?Eventbrite
The Museum will be celebrating
NAIDOC opening 4 July.
We will be hoisting the Aboriginal Flag on our new flagpole.
New Exhibition Explores Australians love of Boats
The Old Kirk, Yamba Museum
Opens Tues 14th June to Sunday 3 July.
Remarkable - Stories of Australians and their boats
Australia's history is populated with maritime related stories.
With over 1,000 rivers and a coast that stretches for more than
36,000 kilometres,it is no surprise that Australia abounds with
stories of people who have lived and worked on the water.
This exhibition presents some of those stories, exploring the
remarkable connections between people and their boats.
Remarkable, created by the Australian Maritime Museums Council
(AMMC) and the Australian National Maritime Museum, provides an
opportunity for regional audiences to hear national and local stories.
34 stories were nominated by maritime museums and heritage
institutions from around Australia with 12 of the most compelling
stories selected to feature in the exhibition. Including local
identities and boating stories etched into our Clarence River history.
"After a period of drought, bushfire, Covid-19 and floods the
chance for regional communities to enhance a national exhibition
with their own content is a great opportunity for outreach and
community development. It gives affected communities the chance
to share their stories both locally and nationally", said Tanya Bush,
Acting Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Remarkable -Stories of Australians and their boats is on an
18-month national tour across regional Australia. All 34 submitted
Remarkable stories are available now on the AMCC website in a digital
archive at Blog Posts.
The project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Vision
of AUstralia program.