We also liked this perpetual calendar in the current “Travellers and Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. It was printed around 1790 for the Dutch East India Company, as a navigation aid for ships.
There are also some great vintage maps on display in the “Travellers and Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. This one dates from the 1620s and shows the (then) recent discoveries of Dirk Hartog. 42 more words
These two old, weathered pewter plates are not the largest or most colourful items displayed in the “Travellers & Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum – but they are the most interesting, especially for West Australians. 77 more words
We went for a wander around Fremantle harbour recently. Had coffee in the E Shed, walked beside the A and B Sheds (left above), stopped to admire Sail Training Ship Leeuwin II, and went into the Western Australian Maritime Museum. 27 more words
This blog has often touched on the subject of ‘sea blindness’ in modern Britain, notably here, and I also took that as the theme of the keynote lecture I delivered to last year’s conference for new researchers in maritime history. 936 more words