Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks

A close-up look at fascinating shipwreck stories

There are around 6,000 shipwrecks around the coastline of Australia. Not all shipwrecks are from the ‘olden’ days of sailing ships. Some are quite modern, and shipwrecks still happen today.

This travelling exhibition from the Australian Maritime Museum displays 14 different shipwreck stories, exploring shipwrecks from the 1800’s through to the 1970’s. Some are wooden sailing ships, some are metal vessels from World War I or World War II, some carried migrants across the globe and others were cargo or trade ships. The one thing they all have in common? They all sank!

Check out the exhibition at East Maitland Library these school holidays. Activity sheets for kids are available at the front desk, just ask a friendly staff member.

Find out more about shipwrecks from the collection.

No bookings required.

Monday, 9.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday,  9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday – CLOSED


Oct 19 2020 - Nov 30 2020


Rutherford Library
13 Arthur St, Rutherford


9:00 am

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Maitland City Libraries
02 4933 6952
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