Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Identity area

Identifier

daa/39

Authorized form of name

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • National

Contact area

 

Registrar/Senior Curator

Type

Address

Street address

Wharf 7, Maritime Heritage Centre, Murray Street, Pyrmont

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2009

Telephone

02 9298 3777

Fax

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Australian National Maritime Museum is a national cultural institution of the Australian government. After considering the idea of establishing a maritime museum, the federal government announced that a national maritime museum would be constructed at Darling Harbour, tied into the New South Wales State government's redevelopment of the area for the Australian bicentenary in 1988. The museum building was designed by Philip Cox. The museum was opened in 1991.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Records Manager

Records management and collecting policies

The Museum Archives hold both in-house material and archival material belonging to the National Maritime collection which documents Australia's maritime history.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.: Records reflecting the ambit of the company's activities in Australia, cruise brochures, port notes, promotional material, 1932-1983 (12m).
  • L A D'Alpuget: Records relating to Australian yachting and sporting events, 1914-1990 (4.8m).
  • George (Wee Georgie) Robinson: Papers of the skipper of the champion skiff Britannia, 1894-1987 (0.18m).
  • Stewart Collection: Postcards and photographs, ?-1946 (1m).

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Two weeks' advance notice of visit required in writing with details and scope of material wanted.
Access to the Museum's own records governed by the Archives Act 1983 (Cth).

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Wharf 7, Maritime Heritage Centre, Murray Street, Pyrmont
Sydney, New South Wales 2009