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MMHN May 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Update

MMHN February 2022 Update

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

MMHN May 2022 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...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN December 2021 Update

Greetings! MMHN is always alert to links to maritime heritage and finds that a parallel can be drawn between our pandemic predicament and those aboard the vessel Ticonderoga who were no doubt jubilant about surviving the long voyage south, only to be quarantined on...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN November 2021 Update

MMHN November 2021 Update Several pleasing announcements as we tentatively set sail, caste off and launch into the post Lockdown ‘new normal’. First – an announcement that the new MMHN website is up and running. With a completely new look, the website is easy to use...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN October 2021 Update

Greetings Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network is ALL about Advocacy and all about Networking in relation to matters maritime – past, present and future. MMHN Updates try to report on any progress achieved by MMHN - all of which should be attributed to our expanding...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN August/September 2021 Update  

Greetings Even amid lockdown, Spring 2021 brings a hint of the ‘buoyancy’ that most of us crave. Similarly, two MMHN Board announcements bring optimism and inspiration: The MMHN Board is delighted to warmly welcome a new member – Jacyl Shaw. Jacyl is Global Director...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN July 2021 Update

Greetings July 2021 MMHN Update contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update) 1. CSIRO – Research in a Maritime Industry 2. Australian Heritage Council (AHC) appointment 3. Indigenous Maritime Heritage – Your help is...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN June 2021 Update

   Greetings June 2021 MMHN Update contents:  (Click on the headings below for specific items, or scroll down for the full Update) 1. Congratulations are in order! 2. Osborne House – Naval Museum Update 3. Wind Farms – new clean energy ‘extractive’ maritime industry...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN May 2021 Update

Greetings May 2021  MMHN Update contents:  1. Maritime Museums Victoria (MMV) 2. Ferries are inspiring! 3. Harbour Esplanade on Victoria Harbour 4. Central Pier  - Heritage at Risk 5. Maritime Experiential Centre on Central Pier 6. City of Melbourne Greenline Trail,...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN April 2021 Update

MMHN Update April 2021 Greetings The past month has seen progress on a wide range of issues with great potential to enhance recognition of Victoria’s maritime heritage. At the same time, there is ongoing lack of clarity around future plans for Victoria Harbour and...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN March 2021 Update

  MMHN Update March 2021 Greetings There is a clear sense of the ‘new normal’ opening up as we 'slowly sail' our way out of COVID. A timely quote about the benefits of ‘slow sailing’: The brutal crisis of the coronavirus is precipitating us into a paradoxical...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN February 2021 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City February 2021 MMHN UpdateThese are clearly perplexing, unpredictable and unprecedented times. Just when we thought ‘it safe to go back into the water’ so to speak and that the pandemic tide had ebbed enabling a return to near...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN November 2020 Update

  Melbourne – A Great Maritime City November 2020 MMHN UpdateGreetings all, As Melbourne tentatively emerges from Lockdown and the ‘Ring of Steel’  springs open ending months of ‘virtual’ engagement with maritime heritage and allowing the possibility of "actual"...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN October 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City MMHN October 2020 Update  Greetings All Is the tide turning in relation to COVID contagion and Lockdown? Seems so? We know that progress is being made in relation to maritime heritage matters and that the MMHN Events Program can...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN September 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllMMHN September 2020 Update  Gloom and Doom pervades our daily news - prologued economic and social hardship. Yet around maritime matters there is well-founded optimism particularly in relation to the maritime industry,...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN June/July 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllMMHN July 2020 Update  Despite the ominous signs of a second wave of COVID-19, activity within the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) continues apace as we bring together our diverse maritime stakeholders -...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN May 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings All The May 2020 Up-Date - a little late So much has been happening around maritime heritage on-line ‘virtual’ world during COVID19 that May flew by - few of us feel that we have been ‘locked-in’ or ‘locked-out ‘ as we...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN April 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllIt's fair to say that in times past there has been a degree of negativity around Australia’s geographic remoteness, far from the centres of power and influence.  The phrase the ‘tyranny of distance’, first coined around...

MMHN May 2022 Update

MMHN March 2020 Update

Greetings All These are extraordinary, unpredictable times for us all. Bushfires, floods and now contagion! Amidst all of this, I am pleased to report as you will discover in this latest MMHN Up-date, the momentum of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network continues...