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MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN May 2024 Update

  Greetings Another choc-a-block MMHN Update for you: MMHN enjoys celebrating nautical terms and it seems plenty are still in common usage! Who would have thought, the term ‘chock-a-block’ is a naval expression meaning ‘full’? It comes from the days of sail when...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN April 2024 Update

Greetings Plenty to report – perhaps more than we generally see reported on maritime matters in the mainstream media in print and radio. Eg. Station Pier, Docklands, Seafarers Rest Park, RAN ...MMHN advocacy is having an impact! Contents 1. Economic uplift delivered...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN March 2024 Update

Greetings Often the news we share through the MMHN Update is concerning, this is not surprising - these are most challenging times with many global hostilities, environmental threats and subtle shifts in influence around our oceans – in particularly Australian waters....

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN February 2024 Update

Greetings We are commencing with a couple of ‘incident’ reports in Western Port Bay and in Port Phillip Bay. Both relate to an extent to the sub-optimal maritime infrastructure we have in Victoria. Contents 1. Submarine in Port Phillip Bay – now you see it, now you...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN January 2024 Update

Greetings We hope that you enjoy this first MMHN Update for 2024! In these most challenging and precarious times, we are reminded that global maritime industry and global political conflict are inextricably enmeshed – and each depends on global maritime heritage. It...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN December 2023 Update

Greetings Excellent news to share! Contents 1. Port of Melbourne (PoM) 2. Geoffrey Evans Trust (GET) 3. Maritime Freight Matters 4. Yarra/Birrarung deserves civic respect 5. Rowing Season 6. Murray Darling Basin 7. Keeping the Murray Mouth Open 8. Seabed Carbon...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN November 2023 Update

  Greetings We are delighted at the completion of this MMHN Project. MMHN commissioned award-winning Wild Dog Publishing to produce this hardcover, 40 page beautifully illustrated River to Bay – Victoria’s Maritime History which explores our maritime heritage...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN October 2023 Update

  Greetings There is a northern hemisphere theme to the MMHN Update this month, for reasons which will become clear, and there are also multiple invitations which we hope you will accept. MMHN perceives these invitations are an encouraging sign of the growing...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN September 2023 Update

  Greetings With Jackie taking a well-deserved holiday it has been left to me to navigate the September MMHN update, which is a significant privilege, but also sees me charting a course through new waters. We have had an interesting and productive month, and we...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN August 2023 Update

Greetings Exploration beneath the waves is always risky. Some say water represents possible woe, difficulty or trouble in many idioms. For example, “pour oil on troubled waters”, “jump of the deep end” and “between devil and the deep sea”. Water often features in...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN July 2023 Update

  Greetings all Our thoughts in these winter months turn towards escapism - through maritime books! Contents 1. Maritime opportunities during Rare Book Week July 21-29 2. The Yachties - Volunteers 3. Invitation: Polly Woodside 4. Maritime Book Specialists 5....

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN June 2023 Update

  Greetings - AHOY! Last MMHN Update, we warned that pervasive presence of maritime terminology in our everyday vocabulary, once noticed could not be ignored! However, MMHN is not alone with this maritime fixation. Maritime references also course through the...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN May 2023 Update

Greetings - AHOY! An invitation to present at the National Trust (Vic) Heritage Week event at the English Speaking Union led us to reflect on the surprisingly widespread adoption of maritime 'terminology' in modern life. In fact, we were quite taken 'ABACK' (Said of a...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN April 2023 Update

Greetings! Let’s commence at least with good news! Actually quite a lot of promising news to put wind in our sails this month. Contents 1. Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race 2. Invitations to forthcoming events 3. A Gentle Reminder 4. HMAS Australia II - a...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN March 2023 Update

  Greetings   A Summer draws to a close, news to share and important dates for your diaries and, as befits a maritime network, literally ‘out of the blue', a rare, actually unprecedented appeal to individuals or organisations who may be in a position to...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN seeks support of Heritage Partners

Heritage Partners Program This is a rare, actually unprecedented, appeal to individuals or groups who may be in a position to offer a financial grant to support and sustain MMHN advocacy. We seek 20 Heritage Partners willing to commit to a financial contribution of...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN February 2023 Update

Greetings An eclectic mix of maritime matters have emerged over the holiday period. 2023 promises to be a fascinating year in the maritime sector. Contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update) 1. Australia’s Strategic...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN December 2022 Update

  Seasons Greetings! This is the last issue of the MMHN Update for 2022. The MMHN Board sends best wishes the holiday season to all maritime enthusiasts – whether they be on, in, or nearby, our wonderous oceans, waterways and rivers. Or perhaps inside avidly...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN November 2022 Update

Greetings all Should summer ever arrive in Victoria and should the weeks of the wind and rain cease, may you enjoy the Festive Season ahead. Perhaps commence with a wonderful invitation to gladden the hearts of maritime enthusiasts:Exhibition of Marine and Maritime...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN October 2022 Update

  Greetings all   Victoria is awash, inundated, flood water is causing havoc, breaking river banks – and hearts – on its way to the ocean. Perhaps a timely moment to consider the immense power of water and its critical importance in our lives. Contents: (Click on...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN September 2022 Update

Greetings all We’re commencing this month with a crucial question: Is the maritime industry sector in decline in Australia? Alarming, yet at the same heartening, to note increasing reference in the mainstream media about the decline in Australia’s maritime capability....

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN August 2022 Update

Greetings all Plenty to report this month as we deal with lingering COVID, gaining courage as we tentatively venture forth, masked, impatient and energetic from what seems to have been a deep, long and cold winter. So - official matters first.   Notice of Annual...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN July 2022 Update

Greetings Prudently, amid a wave of frustration, the MMHN Board has reluctantly made a decision to ‘abandon ship’ as COVID threatens to swamp, if not capsize, our events program. We are ‘charting a new course’ until the end of the year, when the pandemic storm may...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN June 2022 Update

Greetings Reflecting the recent freezing weeks of June, the content of this Update appropriately features ice!   Contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update)   1. Mawson Hut Foundation (MHF) 2. More on Ice...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN May 2022 Update

Hello Maritime Enthusiasts Greetings - With the federal election so recently behind us we can but speculate at the moment on changes in the maritime heritage, marine environment maritime industry and defence investment and naval engagement etc. etc - onwards and...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN April 2022 Update

Greetings These are fraught times - COVID threat seems to be everywhere, the war rages in the Ukraine, the Pacific situation is somewhat uncertain, and a seemingly marathon federal election period However MMHN has Good news! MMHN is privileged to announce the...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN March 2022 Update

Greetings So far away from us - yet inextricably connected by the sea. MMHN acknowledges with sorrow the desperate plight the citizens and seafarers of Ukraine. See more on ‘War in Ukraine’ below.   Contents: (Click on the headings below for specific items, or...

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN February 2022 Update

Greetings! What an eventful month this has been – fire, wrecks, wind power, collisions, engine failures? Read on…

MMHN May 2024 Update

MMHN January 2022 Update

New Years’ Greetings for 2022! Moving forward against the headwinds of the persistent pandemic storm is enough to challenge anyone’s buoyancy! However, given that maritime stakeholders are resilient and the MMHN Board is an optimistic enthusiastic crew, we have plans...