Friday, July 16, 2010
(Source: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=TITANIC, incl. 30-sec video footage)
RMS Titanic Inc. has the exclusive rights to dive to the Titanic, and they're bringing artefacts from the wreck to Melbourne. An exhibition titled “Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition” is being held at the Melbourne Museum until mid-November and will have more than 280 artefacts on display. Some of these have never been presented in Australia before. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.titanicmelbourne.com/ or phone 13 11 02 (9am to 5pm AEST, 7 Days per week). Visit http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=TITANIC, http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/play/-/7049182/inside-the-titanic/ and http://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/factsheets/article/-/article/7048138/em-titanic-em-myth-busting/ for further details.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
It seems that there was some concern in July 2009 re the SS Nashwauk's anchor. The anchor was, at that time, located in the Moana Beach Tourist Park.
Australian National Museum senior curator Richard Reid apparently wanted to take the anchor to the museum in Canberra. This resulted in several letters to the Southern Times messenger at the time. These can be found at http://southern-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au/your-news/story/anchor-away/#comment-form & http://southern-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au/your-news/story/anchor-away/.